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Concordia nears final port of call

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 00:44

Wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia nears the end of its final journey to a port near Genoa to be scrapped. Paul Chapman reports.

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The rusting hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise ship was nearing the end of its final journey on Sunday. It's heading to a port near Genoa where it'll be broken up for scrap. The 114, 000 tonne cruise ship capsized two years ago off the Italian island of Giglio killing 32 people. A convoy of vessels began towing the wreck to its final destination on Wednesday. That came after one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history. The wreck was slowly raised by pumping air into 30 large metal boxes known as sponsons attached to the hull. The whole operation is expected to cost the ship's owners more than two billion dollars.

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Concordia nears final port of call

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 00:44