Watch Engineers Right the Costa Concordia, Live

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC's currently carrying a live stream of the efforts to salvage stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia from its sideways watery slumber, as engineers slowly pull the boat off the rocks where it's been rusting away since early last year.

The ship's had enormous caissons, or airbags, fitted to its top side, which are currently filled with water. Once it's upright and sitting atop a supporting metal frame on the sea bed, these will be pumped out and more will be fitted to the side that's currently underwater, leaving the ship sitting there wearing an enormous pair of armbands to keep it afloat.

It will then be towed away to be cut up and scrapped. Watch it all happen here.