Gallery: Costa Concordia salvage

The delicate operation took 19 hours, but it worked, and the Costa Concordia cruise ship is now sitting upright off Italy’s Tuscan coast.

With the help of an underwater laser scanner developed by Waterloo, Ontario tech firm Two-G Robotics, experts used a system of cables, pulleys and counterweights to right the vessel.

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An engineer is calling it “a perfect operation.”

Thirty-two people died when the cruise ship hit a reef and capsized in January 2012.

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