‘Political pressure’ halts plan to scrap Costa Concordia on Teesside, claims industry source

The wreck of the Costa Concordia will not be coming to Teesside.

Billingham-based Able UK was one of two frontrunners for the contract to tow the remains of the stricken ship for scrapping, after it sank in January 2012 killing 32 people.

The work was put out to tender by London Offshore Consultants at the start of this year, attracting applications from companies across Europe.

Able UK’s application raised hopes the multi-million pound contract could come to Teesside, creating work for around 100 people.

‘Political pressure’ halts plan to scrap Costa Concordia on Teesside, claims industry source Gazette Live

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