ROME (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is finally ready for scrapping, after being gutted of its insides, including furniture and wiring.
A pair of tugboats on Tuesday eased the hulking wreck into a section of Genoa harbor where the shell of the ship is expected to start being dismantled in a week. Last summer the Concordia made a more dramatic journey, towed for several days to the Genoa area from the Italian island of Giglio, where it struck a reef off the Tuscan coast in 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.
Starting from the top, the Concordia will be dismantled one deck at a time and the material scrapped.
The Concordia’s captain was convicted this year of manslaughter and causing the shipwreck and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
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