Costa Concordia wreck: 6 months later

Tourists relax on rocks in front of the Costa Concordia wreckage
Tourists relax on rocks in front of the Costa Concordia wreckage on the Giglio Island, Italy, July 12, 2012.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

(CBS News) GIGLIO, Italy - Six months after it slammed into rocks on the coastline of an Italian island, the vast hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is still lying on its side, just offshore.

It's the peak of holiday season now, so for vacationers, the mammoth vessel has become a kind of sinister attraction here in Giglio.

For the family members of the 32 victims of the nautical disaster who came here today, however, it's a memorial to their loved ones, and the events of the night of January 13.

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The captain of the Costa Concordia crashed his ship onto the rocks and then failed for more than an hour to give the order to more than 4,000 passengers and crew to abandon ship.

The investigation into exactly what went on and what went wrong that night is still underway, and so is the salvage operation.

But today is a day to remember. There was to be a requiem mass a later Friday for the 32 people who lost their lives. Two of the bodies have still not been found.

For more on this story, watch Liz Palmer's report in the video above.