Where now for Concordia?

A plan to scrap the wreck of the Costa Concordia in Genoa has been cast into doubt.

A meeting this week to approve the removal of the vessel from Giglio ended without agreement, as owner Costa Cruises, Tuscany's regional government and the province of Grosetto voted against it, UPI reported.

Altero Matteoli, president of a public works commission, said the ship could be towed to the nearby port of Piombino for dismantling and disposal, instead of towing it to Genoa.

Italy's emergency commissioner Franco Gabrielli said the cruiseship "must leave as soon as possible."

It sank after striking rocks in 2012, leading to the deaths of 32 people and the continuing trial of its captain, Francesco Schettino,