Government Commissioner Franco Gabrielli announced that the operations to remove the wreck of cruise ship Costa Concordia will begin on Monday.
The Italian Government entrusted with the unprecedented task the US enterprise Titan Salvage and the Italian one Micoperi. The salvage is going to cost 600 million euros to be paid by the Costa Crociere and the insurance companies involved.
It is hoped that the removal of the wreck will allow to find the corpses of two people still missing in the accident, an Italian passenger and an Indian sailor.
If everything goes according to plan, the wreck will be handed over to the port of Piombino.