Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Part of Napoli destined for Belfast

Although the stern section of the MSC Napoli is still sitting off the beach at Branscombe awaiting cutting up after a tender for the work has been let, the destiny of the remainder of the ship has now been determined. The bow section will be towed down the English Channel and then up the Irish Sea to Belfast where the long established shipyard of Harland and Wolff will dismantle and recycle it. I believe that yard has enough depth of water to accommodate the Napoli; a historic footnote - this is where the Titanic was built.

It seems that the salvers are looking for a decent weather window for the tow. So another chapter in the Napoli saga is drawing to a close.

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