Salvage team remove most of oil from stricken ship.AROUND 60% of the fuel oil aboard a damaged container ship grounded off a World Heritage Site coast has been removed, the vessel's managers said yesterday.
The 62,000 tonne MSC Napoli MSC Napoli was a United Kingdom-flagged container ship that was deliberately broken up by salvors after she ran into difficulty in the English Channel on 18 January 2007.
The ship was built in 1991 and has a capacity of 4,419 TEU or 62,000 tons. , listing a mile off Sidmouth, east Devon, was carrying 3,500 tonnes of fuel oil when she was grounded there the weekend before last.
By yesterday morning, 2,105 tonnes of fuel had been removed, and pumping was continuing round the clock, said Zodiac Maritime Agencies (ZMA ZMA Zinc-Magnesium Aspartate (nutrition supplement)
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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is a UK executive agency working to prevent the loss of lives at sea and it is responsible for implementing maritime safety policy. This involves coordinating search and rescue (SAR) at sea through Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG), ensuring that (MCA) senior coastguard Derek Smith said yesterday the removal of the oil was the salvage operation's top priority.
The decision to ground the Napoli was made amid fears she could go down under tow to Portland, Dorset, following a storm in which her 26 crew were rescued.
The Napoli was carrying 2,318 containers, of which 103 went overboard, said ZMA. The beaching of around 50 containers at Branscombe, east Devon, following the grounding sparked a two-day looting frenzy.