Raising the Costa Concordia |

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Readers, please give a warm welcome to Reuters editors Aditya Kalra and David Lalmalsawma in our New Dehli bureau. Aditya and David are making sure we can continue to bring live video to you. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy watching the first rays of light over the horizon at sunrise.

A reader has just wrote in thanking Reuters for the live coverage, as they are the primary care giver for their parents who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. We are sincerely grateful you were able to join us -- and to all of our readers -- we thank you for your comments, wisdom, and humor.

It is now 5:00 AM in Giglio, Italy. The sun will rise at 6:58 AM.

Readers are asking a question that we are sad to answer: when will the live video feed end? Unfortunately, we are likely closing down the live video in about one hour.

The sounds of crew cheering over echoes of ocean waves on Giglio. A long project, almost a year of planning, has passed through the most dangerous stages. The crew of Parbuckling Project will continue to the next phases of the journey: stabilizing the cruise ship for further monitoring and investigation.

The local time on Isola del Giglio (Giglio Island) is 3:39 AM.

Readers are asking: what's next? The ship still has a few more phases to go through. The next phase is called "starboard sponsons": Installation of caissons on starboard side. The other 15 refloating perfect solution sponsons will be attached to the starboard side of the wreck. These caissons will be used during the subsequent re-floating stage.

Is that the faint sound of music we hear?

We now know what a cruise ship the length of three soccer fields looks like after it's been raised from a half-sunken position for almost a year: brown.

Readers, please welcome Reuters Editor Kira Bindrim. She will be your captain for the next hour or so as we keep aboard the Costa Concordia live coverage. Thank you for sticking with us!

A reader has asked about recording video and posting to YouTube. Unfortunately, there are restrictions on doing so that state that recording video and re-posting violates the owner of the live video's intellectual property. We highly recommend you play it safe -- share videos on social media that don't violate intellectual property laws.

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