Updated: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT
The Costa Concordia's final voyage

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The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people. The 114,500-tonne Concordia has been slowly lifted from the sea floor since mid-July, when salvagers began pumping air into 30 large metal boxes attached around the hull. A convoy of 14 vessels will tow the Concordia to a port near Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap, completing one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history.

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