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Costa Concordia Is Finally Scrapped

January 23, 2017

Five years this month, the Italian cruise ship the Costa Concordia capsized, killing 32 people.

The vessel, carrying 4,252 people, met a tragic end in January 2012 when it hit an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio near Tuscany.

Now, half a decade on, the wreckage of the tragic ship is being dismantled in the port of Genoa.

Francesco Schettino, dubbed ‘Captain Coward’ after he fled the ship before its 4,200 passengers were safely ashore, was sentenced to 16 years in jail for manslaughter.

(Daily Mail)