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Tank meant to float Concordia shifts due to tangled chain

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    FILE -- In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, men work on the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio. One of the tanks fastened to the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner to help prepare it for removal to land has shifted, Tuesday, may 6, 2014. The consortium overseeing the operation said in a statement that the cause was under investigation and that there was no damage to the ship. Workers fastened the first tank to the starboard side of the ship last week. The tanks, 19 in all, were being filled with water to help stabilize the Concordia, now resting on an artificial seabed after it was set upright in September. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE -- In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. One of the tanks fastened to the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner to help prepare it for removal to land has shifted, Tuesday, may 6, 2014. The consortium overseeing the operation said in a statement that the cause was under investigation and that there was no damage to the ship. Workers fastened the first tank to the starboard side of the ship last week. The tanks, 19 in all, were being filled with water to help stabilize the Concordia, now resting on an artificial seabed after it was set upright in September. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE -- In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. One of the tanks fastened to the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner to help prepare it for removal to land has shifted, Tuesday, may 6, 2014. The consortium overseeing the operation said in a statement that the cause was under investigation and that there was no damage to the ship. Workers fastened the first tank to the starboard side of the ship last week. The tanks, 19 in all, were being filled with water to help stabilize the Concordia, now resting on an artificial seabed after it was set upright in September. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (The Associated Press)

One of the tanks fastened to the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner to help prepare it for removal to land has shifted due to a tangled chain.

The consortium overseeing the operation said technicians were working to reconnect the chain properly, and that the "situation was under control."

Workers began fastening tanks to the ship last week. The tanks, 19 in all, were being filled with water to help stabilize the Concordia, now resting on an artificial seabed after it was set upright in September.

The liner capsized off the Italian island of Giglio in 2012 after striking a reef. Thirty-two people died. The ship's captain is being tried on manslaughter and other charges.

The Concordia will be floated to a port, yet to be determined, for scrapping.