The operation to recover the overturned cruise ship Costa Concordia may fully be completed in 10 months, Italy's top rescue officials had stated.
The 114,500-tonne ship had suddenly ran beached on rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on 13th of January, with over 4,200 people on board.
The number of people known to of lost their lives in the disaster is firm at 17, with another 15 still missing.
Bad weather had already been the cause of the delaying the search and fuel pumping operations.
Dutch salvage company Smit had started to move the over 2,300 tonnes of diesel on Friday, but said that they now hope to start work again next week.