NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) – Eerie new underwater footage shows the wrecked Costa Concordia, a cruise liner that capsized off the coast of Italy in 2012 killing 32 people.
Italian police released the video this week, the Associated Press reported.
During a silent 1-and-a-half minute video posted Thursday, divers maneuver through the wreckage, leafing through a water-logged booked and peeking into debris-strewn lounges.
The ship’s lobby appears frozen in a green haze, it’s computers propped upright on the desk.
In January 2012, the cruise ship struck a reef off Italy’s Giglio Island after the captain ordered the liner to veer more than 4 miles off course to salute a former sea captain who had retired on the island, CNN reports. The ship capsized and 32 of the 4,200 people on board perished.
Last September, engineers wrenched the ship back upright and have been attaching huge tanks to its sides to float it off the reef so it can be towed away, a project expected to begin in the coming weeks.