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Costa Concordia wreck being towed to Genoa

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The capsized Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, will begin its journey to its home port of Genoa today to be scrapped.

The vessel crashed into a reef off the Tuscan island of Giglio in January 2012, killing thirty-two people.

Salvage workers have spent the past week re-floating the vessel.

The cruise ship is being towed at two knots, almost at walking pace, with an escort of more than a dozen tug boats.

The journey began on Wednesday morning and is expected to take four days.

This time-lapse footage shows the first 15 minutes of the operation.