Rough Seas Hamper Cruise Ship Recovery Efforts

It could take most of the year to clear the wreckage of the Costa Concordia.
4:56 | 01/30/12

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-- getting the clearest. Underwater view yet from that capsized cruise ship off the Italian coast and now we're hearing that could take most of the year to remove the wreckage. Here's ABC's Jeffrey -- They -- the first crystal clear underwater images of the calamity at C haunting pictures of a cruise ship abandon maiden voyage. There mattresses on the sea floor and cares. -- the woman's two. Issues and precariously in a net a hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic they are images that look hauntingly familiar. -- Italian divers make their way up the staircase heading to state -- in the grisly search for the sixteen still missing seventeen bodies. -- and recovered. The ship continues to slip on its rocky perch 200 feet above the sea floor. Making recovery operations hazardous it will remain in somebody's we are trying to determine if the ship is bending under its own weight or slipping on the sea bed. -- this researcher who is monitoring movements. The priority right now removing the half million gallons of diesel fuel in the ship's tanks before it leaks out. That operation in the search for bodies had to be postponed over the weekend. It's -- bad weather. As for the ship it will lead to be floated in one piece or cut up either way it's expected to take him months to remove it from its shallow grave. For Good Morning America Jeffrey Kaufmann ABC news London's.

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