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.
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