Napoli exclusion zone removed off Branscombe

PUBLISHED: 18:48 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:47 18 June 2010

BREAKING NEWS: At 5pm today (Wednesday) Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State s representative in Maritime Salvage and Interventions, lifted the temporary exclusion zone to other shipping that has been in force around the MSC Napoli site off Branscombe

BREAKING NEWS: At 5pm today (Wednesday) Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State's representative in Maritime Salvage and Interventions, lifted the temporary exclusion zone to other shipping that has been in force around the MSC Napoli site off Branscombe since January 20, 2007, after the last barge set sail for Rotterdam.

He said smaller vessels on site would head towards Brixham to take shelter overnight but added: "The barge is more than capable of heading back to Holland."

This draws a line under the Napoli incident he said.

*Read an exclusive interview with Mr Shaw in Friday's Sidmouth Herald, which will also contain a special commemorative Napoli Chronicle.

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