Costa Concordia to be towed away after nearly 3 years

The wreck of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be towed away after two and a half years underwater, off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio.

The 290-metre ship was righted and secured in a complex operation last September.

With the arrival of the summer weather it is now due to be towed to Genoa to be broken up for scrap.

The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour.

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Costa Concordia raised after two-and-a-half years

The wreck of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise liner has been refloated and towed away today, the ship ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago.