London: Costa Concordia, the stranded cruise liner, is reportedly getting crushed under its own weight off the Italian coast.
Salvage master, Nick Sloane, has said that the ship has compressed some 3 metres since the disaster and they are facing enormous technical challenges to get the ship upright.
The Sky News reports that the ship had slammed into a reef off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio in January 2012, after its captain took it off course to bring it closer to the island.
The ship rolled onto its side after it started to take in water, becoming a ghastly tourist attraction, the report added.
The Captain of the wrecked ship, Francesco Schettino, is on trial for manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the ship wreck that claimed lives of 32 people.