I don’t know about you, but this is one of the most awesome engineering efforts I’ve ever seen!
Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it capsized off the island of Giglio, reports the BBC.
In the complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench the ship from its side – which took all of Monday and most of the night – engineers used cables and metal water tanks to roll the ship onto a platform, said the BBC. The ship was declared completely upright at 4 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
And The Incredible Images…
Images from Costa Concordia: Capsized Ship Is Pulled Upright
Images from Concordia Pulled Upright: Photos
Humungous “Props” to the engineering crew that pulled off this amazing feat!
Related: NOVA | Why Ships Sink, airing September 18, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS
I want ice water.
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