Next Stop For Costa Concordia: The Scrapyard

Engineers begin the delicate and difficult task of refloating and towing away the Costa Concordia which crashed off the Italian island of Giglio in 2012. 32 people died in the incident.

Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.

The cruise liner struck a reef when it came too close to Giglio Island in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. After a daring engineering operation set the Concordia upright in September, crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks like water wings to float it off underwater platforms for towing to Genoa, on the mainland, for scrapping.

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