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Remembering the Costa Concordia: One Year Later
Hundreds of people gathered on Giglio Island, along the coast of central Italy, to mark the first anniversary of the Costa Concordia shipwreck.
FOX News Radio’s Courtney Walsh reports from Rome:
Celebrations included a memorial mass for the 32 victims of the biggest shipwreck in history. The Costa Concordia was carrying 4,200 when it hit a reef and sank off Giglio Island. Kevin Robello, whose brother’s body has still not been recovered, says a year later, it is still difficult.
Bad weather has delayed the complex removal of the cruise ship, twice the size of the Titanic. Officials say it will be rolled upright onto underwater platforms and towed away for scrap by September. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, is expected to be formally charged with manslaughter in a few weeks.
In Rome, Courtney Walsh, FOX News Radio.