It was almost two and a half years ago that it was deliberately grounded off Branscombe in East Devon but today saw the removal of the remainder of the 'MSC Napoli' getting under way. The contract to lift that part of the stern section still at the site is expected to be completed in the next couple of months. Two huge barges are now at the scene with appropriate lifting equipment. So it really looks as if the end of this saga is in sight.
Hopefully the worldwide publicity that followed the beaching of the ship will be of some benefit to Branscombe in the longer term. It has certainly put that lovely little spot on the map!