The Costa Concordia, wrecked in January 2012 off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio, has embarked on the journey that, along with the help of a series of tug boats, will take her north to the city of Genoa, where it will be dismantled.
The ship will be escorted by 14 other boats, two tug boats and other for assistance and supervision. Moreover, maritime experts and environmental organizations like Greenpeace will be conducting periodic water analysis to avoid any type of marine pollution by the dumping of harmful substances on board of the vessel, such as acids, sulfides or fuel.
The Costa Concordia straned on Giglio when the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, approached too close to the rocky shores of this island, causing the impact of the ship with a few pitfalls that destroyed its helmet, causing 32 people of the 4,229 aboard, lost their lives. One still remains missing.