End of the Line: Costa Concordia Nears Port to be Broken up for Scrap

July 27, 2014 12:57 PM

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End of the Line: Costa Concordia Nears Port to be Broken up for Scrap

GENOA Italy - The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap on Sunday, two-and-a-half years after the cruise liner ran aground and sank near the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people. After a four-day voyage from Giglio of almost 200 miles, port pilots began maneuvering into position the 114,500-tonne hulk, which was lifted off the rocks and refloated last week after a complex operation that required months of preparation.

With seas calm but a 10-15 knot northerly wind blowing, the ship remained around a mile offshore and final docking is expected in the afternoon, Franco Gabrielli, head of Italy's Civil Protection Authority, told reporters. The arrival in the industrial port of Voltri, just outside the main harbor in...

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