Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Costa Concordia to be scrapped in Piombino


Florence, September 16 - The wreckage from the
capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner will be cut up for scrap
in the Tuscan port city of Piombino, Italian Transport
Undersecretary Erasmo D'Angelis said Monday.
The half-sunken ship, which Monday was undergoing the
delicate process of being turned upright, had been destined for
a scrapyard in Sicily.
But the distance between that location and the crash site,
off the Tuscan island of Giglio, is too far, said D'Angelis.
"It's difficult to imagine...the Costa Concordia traveling
long distances, running risks of all types, not to mention
enormously high costs," he said.
The scrapping process is estimated to take two years,
providing a highly sought-after jobs and revenue boost to the
city that hosts it.
Addressing concerns about the readiness of scrapping
facilities in Piombino, D'Angelis said "the government was
working overtime to prepare (infrastructure) not only for the
Costa Concordia but also other defunct ships".
"There is no issue of competition with other ports," he

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