The effort to remove the fuel from the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia has been completed. Italian coast guards had been stationed nearby during the entire process, in order clean up any potential oil spills. But, the removal was completed safely and cleanly.
The ship capsized on the 13th of January after the captain Francesco Schettino drove too close to the shore. Thirty people died and a further two are still missing, but are both presumed dead. Now, the area around the wreck has to be cleaned, so that the hull can be lifted off the sea floor.