GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany, a make-or-break engineering feat that has never before been tried in such conditions.
The ship capsized there 20 months ago, and Italy’s national Civil Protection agency waited until sea and weather conditions were forecast for dawn Monday before giving the OK to try to right it. In a statement Sunday, the Civil Protection agency said the sea and wind conditions ‘‘fall within the range of operating feasibility.’’
The Concordia struck a reef near Giglio Island on Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized just outside the harbor. Thirty-two of the 4,200 passengers and crew members died. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.