Costa Concordia embarks on its final voyage

After more than two years spent lying off the Italian rock island of Giglio, the remains of shipwrecked cruise vessel Costa Concordia begins its final journey toward the Italian port of Genoa on Wednesday, where the wreck is set to be scrapped. Find pictures from the voyage below.

Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP/POLFOTO

More than two years after the tragedy where Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian rock island of Giglio, the salvaging work and efforts to bring the ship above waters are nearing completion. Today, Wednesday, the ship will embark on its final voyage toward the Port of Genoa, where the wreck is set to be scrapped.

32 people were killed when the ship ran aground on rocks and capsized on January 13th 2012. Since the accident occurred the global shipping industry has competed for a part in the enormous task aimed at bringing the ship back on an even keel.

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