July 27, 6:30 a.m.: The Costa Concordia approached the end of its last four-day voyage from Giglio to Genoa at first light, unscathed despite a strong wind and a previous stormy night.
July 27, 6:40 a.m.: The ship's name, written in big blue fading capital letters on the bow, peeped proudly from the towering steel boxes that kept it floating for almost 200 miles in her voyage from the Tuscan island of Giglio.
July 27, 7:00 a.m.: Eight port tugboats begin the complex maneuvering operations to dock the ship. Dark clouds created an almost unreal atmosphere, the massive ship convoy appearing like a funeral procession accompanying the Concordia to meet her fate.
July 27, 8:00 a.m.: In the last miles of her voyage, the Concordia hoisted a red-and-white "H" flag, signaling that a pilot was on board. There were four pilots on board the Concordia to assist salvage master Nick Sloane. At the command was Giovanni Lettich, one of the pilots on board the Concordia when the luxury liner was launched from the shipyard in Sestri Ponente back in 2005.
July 27, 10:00 a.m.: Operations were slowed down because of strong winds. Nevertheless the Concordia approached the port's entrance.
July 27, 11:20 a.m.: At the end of complex manoeuvrings, the Concordia entered the port towed by the stern.
July 27, 11:40 a.m.: The Costa Concordia is shown just a few feet from docking.
July 27, 11:45 a.m.: Crews watch the ship's arrival from the devastated stern.
July 27, 12:10 p.m.: The Costa Concordia at the end of its voyage. The ship will be dismantled in a 100-million-euro ($134.24-million) operation which might take up to two years. Around 80 percent of the ship will be recycled in a four stage project which will begin with stripping the interior furnishings and fittings of the decks.