Since, the wreckage has been lifted deck-by-deck. During this process, the Costa Concordia sign emerged from the water. The sign hasn’t been seen since it sank in 2012 and claimed the lives of 32 passengers.
The next phase stage of removal is a four-day journey to tow it to a shipyard in Genoa.
The process was expected to start today, however, her departure has been postponed until Tuesday due to weather conditions.
Towing will commence at 06.30GMT or 17.30AEDT. The ship will be moved at just two knots per hour by two tugboats. 12 other vessels will also accompany the ship on its final journey and 12 people from the salvage team will be onboard the ship.
Once the ship arrives in Genoa, the ship will be dismantled and recycled.
The entire salvage operation is expected to set Costa Concordia back by $1.5 billion euros.