Costa Cruises confirmed that the Costa Victoria has left its
fleet, with ownership transferred to a subsidiary of the San Giorgio del Porto
shipyard. The ship awaits demolition.
Earlier this month, Costa parent company Carnival Corp. said
plans were in place to remove six ships within 90 days, with more to come. Carnival
Corp. accelerated plans already in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last week, the 23-year-old Costa Victoria arrived in
Piombino, Italy, where San Giorgio has a subsidiary yard, according to the
city’s mayor. In a Facebook post, the mayor said that the 1,928-passenger ship was being
prepared for demolition.
Carnival Corp. had said in earlier release that San Giorgio
is the only Italian company listed in the Register of Environmental Ship
Reclamation & Recycling Facilities and able to carry out green ship
San Giorgio is the shipyard that carried out the recycling
and demolition of the Costa Concordia after the ship ran aground and partly
sank in January 2012.