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A floating barrier is used to prevent any eventual oil spill from the cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. In response to a question at a press conference in London, Italian premier Mario Monti acknowledged Wednesday concern about a potential leak of the 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the ship. He says authorities had made limiting and preventing leaks a priority, as well as caring for victims. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Experts weigh options for Concordia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- From raising the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk to securing drilling platforms wrenched loose by Hurricane Katrina, Dutch companies have a long history of mopping up after maritime disasters.. The Rotterdam-based Smit Salvage has not yet won the contract to salvage the $450 million Costa Concordia


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