Napoli on schedule to leave Sidmouth by August

PUBLISHED: 11:18 10 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:38 18 June 2010

WORK is on schedule to cut up and remove the rusting remains of MSC Napoli by the middle of August.

WORK is on schedule to cut up and remove the rusting remains of MSC Napoli by the middle of August.

Fred Caygill, Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman, said: "The final goodbye should be at the end of August. Things are progressing well. The Napoli is up on chains and being cut up.

"I have seen it first hand and it is a marvellous operation. There is no pollution. I have seen the waters around the wreck and I have seen more diesel sheen in harbours than around it."

*The container ship was grounded off Branscombe beach in January 2007.

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