Monday morning the much talked about "parbuckling" project will finally start to try and raise the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship from the port of Giglio.
I have clicked on the web cams at the port of Giglio hundreds of times since January of 2012 to see what has been happening with the Concordia at the little port.
There are high hopes that this extravagant and expensive project will finally rid Giglio of this Costa eyesore. While there will be great excitement surrounding the event, the cruise ship is still considered a crime scene. Thirty-two people died in the accident. Captain Schettino remains on trial for manslaughter, causing the wreck and abandoning ship.
There are still two Concordia victims whose bodies have not been recovered and may be trapped on the ship somewhere.
The removal of the shipwreck will in many ways be the removal of a watery graveyard. It should be a serious and somber event.
Image Credit: Giglio News