The big day is here!
They are attempting to raise the capsized Costa Concordia today, now,
and we can follow it LIVE at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10311659/Costa-Concordia-salvage-operation-live.html
Praying for safety for the workers in this dangerous unprecedented operation.
Amazing still photos also now coming in: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/10312039/Costa-Concordia-salvage-operation-begins-off-the-coast-of-the-island-of-Giglio.html
The Telegraph's live blog states
"...some of the debris inside the cruise ship which may spill out over the course of the day:
Trapped inside the upturned hull are more than 24,000lbs of fish, nearly 5,500lbs of cheese, 1,500 gallons of ice cream in tubs, 24,000lbs of pasta, 2,000lbs of onions, more than 2,000 pots of jam and nearly 17,000 tea bags..
Rotting beneath the waterline are more than 17,000lbs of raw beef, nearly 11,000 eggs, 2,346 hot dog buns, 815lbs of rabbit meat and more than 1,000 gallons of milk.
Some of the food and drink is sealed, presenting less of a pollution risk, including 18,000 bottles of wine, 22,000 cans of Coca-Cola, 1,000 bottles of extra virgin olive oil, 46,000 miniature bottles of spirits and 10 bottles of communion wine for the ship's chapel"