Cruise-ship skeleton lingers

Year after Tuscan wreck, crew works to remove vessel

Posted: January 13, 2013 at 3:50 a.m.

The Eastern Sea — (from left) Charley Siess, Chris D’nunzio, Matt Hines, Kevin Thomas, Shawn Jones, John Rawls and Michael Dymowski — perform Wednesday at Little Rock’s Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack.

One year after the luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast, taking 32 lives, its wreck still lies there, a lumbering hulk of metal enclosed by floating salvage platforms, creating an incongruous industrial landscape amid the pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.

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Front Section, Pages 7 on 01/13/2013