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Restaurant Under Fire For Advertising Great View Of Concordia

Restaurant Under Fire For Advertising Great View Of Concordia

An Italian restaurant is advertising for new customers by handing out flyers promising a "great view" of the Costa Concordia.

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner was towed into the city of Genoa recently where it is due to be scrapped.

And after being pulled in by tugboats the wreck was moored ready to be cut up for scrap metal.

But despite the fact that the wreckage was where 32 people died after the cruise liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio Island off Tuscany's coast in January 2012, it did not stop the restaurant trying to cash in on the public relations possibilities of having a view of the doomed liner. This is also despite the fact that the ship claimed another life in February this year when one of the rescue divers working to salvage the ship bled to death after cutting his leg on metal in the water, bringing the death toll to 33.

The wreck was set upright in September 2013 and it took five days to drag it to Genoa, headquarters of ship owner Costa Crociere SpA and the port where the luxury vessel first set sail after construction in 2005.

The restaurant offer is unlikely to end any time soon. Demolition and scrapping will take an estimated two years, and despite massive protest about the advertising campaign from the La Vetta restaurant in Genoa, business has been booming, with diners wanting to take a view of the ship.

On the flyers the restaurant wrote: "From our terrace you'll catch a great view of the Costa Concordia."

On social media networks however the adverts triggered a storm of criticism.

One user wrote: "Now I've realised why I never went there to eat."

Others picked up and repeated a call to boycott the restaurant. One wrote: "This is a scandal. They do not realize this wreckage was a grave for 33 people".

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