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Costa Concordia could be dismantled on Teesside

The striken Costa Concordia after it struck a reef near the Italian island of Giglio. Credit: Miriam Schmidt/DPA/Press Association Images

The cruise liner which capsized off the coast of Italy in 2012, killing 32 people, could be towed to the North East for demolition.

ABLE Middlesbrough is one of twelve companies bidding for the contract to dismantle the Costa Concordia at its yard near Hartlepool.