Concordia wreck to be examined

THE wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is to be inspected for the first time since its fatal 2012 accident, after an Italian judge agreed to let experts climb aboard to collect fresh evidence.

On January 23, a delegation is to inspect the bridge of the vessel to check for any remaining electronic apparatus and to look at the on-board lifts.

Four days later, the experts are to return to the ship to inspect the emergency generator, which failed to activate on the night of the disaster. The dates might change, however, in case of bad weather.