The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms.

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island is pictured from a helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island is pictured from an Italian navy helicopter above the wreckage. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The Costa Concordia Salvage Operation From Above

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

Sep 13, 2013