The giant rock that ripped a hole in the Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, and ultimately caused its doom, is going to be used as part of a memorial to the ship and those who died. The 80 ton rock must first be pulled from the ship's hull.
Lawyers for the captain of the Costa Concordia are in court in Rome on April 10, appealing their client's house arrest. Francesco Schettino has been under house arrest at his home near Naples since the day following the Jan. 13 tragic sinking.
The Dutch company that removed all the oil from the tanks of the partially submerged Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy's Giglio Island, Smit Salvage, is now removing debris from the ocean floor around the cruise liner.
To add insult to injury, the Costa Concordia, the sunken cruise ship off the Italian island of Giglio, had it's bell stolen. Whoever managed the theft evaded an elaborate system of lasers to make off with the bell.