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Costa Concordia Being Towed to Final Destination

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:06:58 +0000

Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images(ROME) -- The Costa Concordia set sail for its final voyage on Wednesday.

With the help of more than a dozen tugboats, the cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Tuscany on Jan. 13, 2012 -- killing 32 people -- is heading up the Italian coast to the port city of Genoa, where it will be scrapped.

Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italy's Civil Protection agency, called the send off "a moment of great satisfaction."

The $2 billion salvage operation has been the most costly and complex in history.

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