'Concordia to be dismantled in Turkey or Italy'

Piombino, Genoa prime sites says Gabrielli

(ANSA) - Rome, April 17 - The wreck of the Costa Concordia will be dismantled in Turkey or Italy, Civil Protection chief Franco Gabrielli said Thursday.
    Gabrielli told parliament that Ankara had presented the best offer, $40 million, compared to a whopping $200 million by the Italian port of Civitavecchia.
    He said Genoa and Piombino had the technical means to do the job. "We hope an Italian port will take care of the Concordia's dismantlement," Gabrielli said.
    The Concordia went down off Tuscany in January 2012 killing 32 people in Italy's worst postwar maritime disasters.
    Ship captain Francesco Schettino is on trial for allegedly causing the disaster and abandoning ship too soon.


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