Here's The Ingenious $400 Million Plan
To Deal With The Wrecked Costa Concordia
In January, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock off the shore of Isola del Giglio,
in the Mediterranean.
30 people on board the largest passenger wreck of all time lost their lives;
two are still missing.
Nearly a year later, the wreck is still sitting off the Italian coast, mostly submerged.
Because the Costa Concordia is in a nationally protected marine park and coral reef,
it must be removed from the area before it can be dismantled, posing countless difficulties.
In a report on the efforts to remove the wreck, 60 Minutes' Leslie Stahl visited the site
and recounted the remarkable salvage operation, which has a $400 million price tag.
Not only is it the riskiest, most complicated, and most expensive salvage plan
ever undertaken, but no one is sure if it will work.