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Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

GENOA, Italy (AP) - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey.

Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck was eased Sunday into Genoa's port - where it will be scrapped.

The luxury liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio Island off Tuscany's coast Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized, killing 32 people.

A spectacular operation set the wreck upright in September 2013. On Wednesday, tugboats began the five-day journey to Genoa, headquarters of ship owner Costa Crociere Spa.

The wreck will be searched in hopes of finding the remains of an Indian waiter, the only body never found.

Ship captain Francesco Schettino is being tried for alleged manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the boat with many passengers and crew still aboard.

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bootsnchaps60 July 27 2014 at 9:20 AM

Sad event but amazing achievement in removing and moving the ship. Hopefully the last victim will be found.

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brenhatestwinkie bootsnchaps60 July 27 2014 at 2:33 PM

well said

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komivesdd July 27 2014 at 9:14 AM

Capt. Schettino should be sentenced to life in prison for abandoning his ship, crew and passengers. He has no sense of duty or a conscience, he deliberately saved his own life while those in his charge and care were dying.

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jjbmdpa July 27 2014 at 9:00 AM

How sad!
And to think that this tragedy was caused by vanity!

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buddwhyzr July 27 2014 at 6:53 PM

Amazing engineering feat. Too bad it began with a buffoon and coward at the helm.

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markschupp July 27 2014 at 11:32 PM

Obama and Francesco Schettino are 2 peas in a POD.

Obama is sinking the USS America!

While it was sinking he was golfing, and having fundraisers.

Obama is guilty of killing 300 million of us.

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coffeetime9 markschupp July 28 2014 at 1:33 AM

markschupp

Where do you get that P. Obama killed any one????

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bsaleh2362 markschupp July 28 2014 at 1:39 AM

Do you only live to insert your stupidity in every news article. How the hell do you manage to breathe and type with such little brain power?

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runswthscisors40 July 27 2014 at 1:05 PM

And you thought the US justice system was slow..........

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ohogwash July 27 2014 at 11:05 AM

The good captain should be dumped in the middle of a chum slick and then let to swim around and IF he makes it out alive then toss him in jail …

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rlw71345 July 27 2014 at 2:42 PM

What an engineering feat to raise it upright and get it to a scrapyard. Also, give some good thoughts to help the families of the victims, that were lost in this horrible disaster.

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Keith Hinkel July 27 2014 at 6:19 PM

A VOYAGE implies "under ships own power". This wreck is towed. Get it right fool. Besides why all the fanfare? the crew of cowards that allowed all those passingers to die a horrible death by drowneding should all be executed along with their families and all owners of this ship company.

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grgblnk1 Keith Hinkel July 27 2014 at 7:51 PM

A voyage can be by any means

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judyswon July 27 2014 at 10:59 AM

To be as a criminal or not to be as a hero, I see the pain of the captain.

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