May 23, 2017

Italy's Costa Concordia wreck 'to be moved in June'

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Read this article from The BBC News about the Costa Concordia’s destiny.

 

An operation to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the coast of north-west Italy will begin in June, officials say.
The stricken liner will then be taken away to be scrapped.
Ports in Italy, Britain, France, Turkey and China are bidding for the lucrative contract to dismantle the ship, Italian officials said.
The Costa Concordia hit a reef near the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

The captain, Francesco Schettino, is currently on trial for multiple charges of manslaughter and for abandoning ship.
Officials overseeing the Costa Concordia salvage operation set out their timetable at a news conference on Friday.

 

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wreck (n) a ship that has sunk
stricken (adj) damaged or destroyed by a bomb, fire, flood etc
to scrap (v) to take an old machine or vehicle apart and throw away all the partsthat cannot be used
to bid (v)  to offer a particular amount of money for something, for example at an auction
to dismantle (v) to separate the parts of something so that they no longer form a single unit
to capsize (v) if you capsize a boat, or if it capsizes, it turns upside down or onto its side in the water
manslaughter (n) the crime of causing someone’s death illegally but without intending to

 

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