Drone footage shows Costa Concordia’s final voyage

Video shows wear and tear on top deck of 114,500 tonne wreck

A video filmed by drones has been released showing the Costa Concordia as she sails out to sea away from Giglio island. The drones were allowed to fly close to the 114,500 tonne wreck, showing the wear and tear on top of her deck. Video: Reuters

Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 09:02

A video filmed by drones has been released showing the Costa Concordia as she sails out to sea away from Giglio island, Italy yesterday .

The drones, organised by Costa Cruises, were allowed to fly close to the 114,500 tonne wreck, showing the wear and tear on top of her deck.

Huge sponsons, or watertight boxes, hang from the hull of the wreck helping her float as she travels on her four day journey to a port near Genoa.

The ship is expected to arrive outside the port on Saturday evening and take approximately five hours to enter the port on Sunday morning .

The ship was righted in September in a complex “parbuckling” operation in which the huge hulk was slowly lifted off the rocks. That took 19 hours and drew media coverage from around the world.

The demolition and scrapping will be done by a consortium that includes Italian oil-services group Saipem and Genoa-based companies Mariotti and San Giorgio.