Costa Concordia after six months - level 3, A12

Costa Concordia after six months - level 3, A12

16-07-2012 12:00

Six months after the Costa Concordia ran aground killing 32 people, the ship is still lying on its side off the Italian coast as holidaymakers who have flocked the site since the tragedy swim in the bay nearby.

Salvage teams are continuing their efforts to remove a 140-ton rock from the hull of the liner so that it can be tilted upright and eventually moved.

We are making holes in the rock in order for us to remove it in three sections. One of these sections will remain on the island as a memorial to what took place here.

On Friday, islanders will mark six months since the accident with a mass followed by a concert around the time the ship hit the rocks.

 

Words from a higher level: run aground (hit the ground and stop), flock (visit in large numbers), hull (main part of a ship), liner (a large ship), tilt (move to one side), mass (religious ceremony).

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