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The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side Monday on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Engineers succeeded in wresting the hull of the ship from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away.

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Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

Using a vast system of steel cables and pulleys, maritime engineers on Monday gingerly winched the massive hull of the Costa Concordia off the Italian reef the cruise ship had struck in January 2012.

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