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The cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 18, 2012. (Andrea Sinibaldi, Lapresse via AP)
The cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 18, 2012. (Andrea Sinibaldi, Lapresse via AP)

The Costa Concordia cruise ship that crashed into a reef on the west coast of Italy almost two years ago will finally be pulled upright.

The ship hit the rocky coast, cutting a 230 foot gash into the side of the hull. Thirty-two passengers died and the captain who abandoned the ship is now on trial for charges of manslaughter.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us for an update on the progress to finally right the ship.

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This segment aired on September 16, 2013.

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