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Costa Concordia: Time-lapse as ship towed for scrapping

23 July 2014 Last updated at 09:24 BST

The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, is being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

The Concordia struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

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, which is expected to take four days, began shortly before 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT). This time-lapse footage shows the first 15 minutes of the operation.

Alan Johnston reports.

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