GIGLIO, Italy - Salvage crews preparing to pump
thousands of tonnes of diesel fuel and oil from the wreck of the Costa
Concordia cruise ship off the Italian coast suspended work on Saturday
after heavy seas made conditions unsafe, officials said.
A barge carrying pumping equipment that was attached to the capsized
ship was withdrawn although work may be resumed in the afternoon,
depending on conditions.
"The wind conditions and waves of more than a metre have forced us to
interrupt work but we'll start up again when conditions improve," said
Antonino Corsini, one of the emergency services divers working with
Dutch salvage company SMIT.