60 Minutes ran a story on the salvage of the cruise ship disaster, Costa Concordia, grounded and listing on the rocks of Giglio, Italy, since January 14, 2012.
- Lessons learned in Concordia disaster have brought changes to cruise industry safety
- Disaster cast shadow on industry that maintains it is one of the safest modes of transport
- Sen. Rockefeller says cruise lines getting free ride on backs of U.S. taxpayers
- Industry group says members pay required taxes and plenty of port and other fees
Plan To Salvage Costa Concordia Wreck - Business Insider: "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."
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