domingo, 13 de julho de 2014

Costa Concordia is almost prepared for her final voyage

Rescue and recovery operations of cruise liner already cost more than EUR 1 billion. Monday, weather permitting, begins the process to inject air in the tanks surrounding the ship to float again.

The Costa Concordia will be, then, towed on its last voyage in the Mediterranean. A navigation of 280 km, halfway between Corsica and the Italian coast, which will lead the bellboy to the port of Genoa to be dismantled, an operation that will recycle about 80% of the ship for a cost of around 100 million euros.

The Costa Concordia sank on January 13, 2012 with more than 4000 people on board. 32 died. The Commander, Francesco Schettino was one of the first to abandon ship and waits on freedom to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, neglect of ship and damage to the environment.

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