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Old 15 April 2007, 17:36   #1
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I went down to the Napoli on Saturday morning to have a look at the progress.
Unfortunately the mist and haze set in just after we left the harbour so the light wasn't great. As we approached it looked a bit eerie, mirror flat sea, totally still, listing over and coming through the mist...

Beach was clean although there was a film of diesel over the water and you could smell it from about 1/4 mile away.

all containers off the deck and work continues to remove the ones in the hull
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Awesome pics.

To think that it was beached to cut down on damage to the environment from perfumes and paints in a few of the containers!!!
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Old 16 April 2007, 02:49   #4
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great pics, what are they going to do with it,??? once emptied, can they not re float it by filling it inside with airbags or something?? any body know
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Someone at the weekend was saying that the plan is to cut her up and dispose of her for scrap.
There is a big split in the hull beneath the bridge/living quarters which would make moving her difficult/dangerous.

It's only 17-18m deep where she is so sinking her as a dive site is out of the question!

The guys contracted to work on her are booked for another 18months!
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A bit of gelcoat filler and she'll be fine
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Great pics Milo.

I'm presuming they'll cut her up like the salvage operation carried out on Tricolor in the channel a few years ago.

Look at the pics on the web site. Well worth it.

http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/pages/home.asp
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Awesome pics.

To think that it was beached to cut down on damage to the environment from perfumes and paints in a few of the containers!!!
No, it was beached to prevent uncontrolled environmental damage from 3500 tonnes of bunker fuel and oil, the vast majority of which has been removed safely and cleanly.

In terms of her future, I would imagine a naval architect will give the final say on this - having heard detailed info regarding her damage though, my gut says she will be scrapped on site.

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No, it was beached to prevent uncontrolled environmental damage from 3500 tonnes of bunker fuel and oil, the vast majority of which has been removed safely and cleanly.

In terms of her future, I would imagine a naval architect will give the final say on this - having heard detailed info regarding her damage though, my gut says she will be scrapped on site.

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3500 tonnes out at sea in rough weather is better than 500 tons directly onto a beach!!!
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Not sure I agree. The cost of an at sea scrapping operation is huge, though I suppose the cutting rigs may still be in the vicinity.
If at all possible they will float her into a logistically suitable location either for breaking up, or to shore the hull up sufficiently to make it to a scrapyard.
IIRC they brought her onto the beach in part because the weather was likely to break her up. With no cargo on board, and the potential to stabilise the damage, floating her off should still be a viable solution.
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