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« on: January 18, 2007, 11:46:46 am »

The BBC have just announced in the 11:30 news that the MSC Napoli is sinking south of the Lizard.
The crew are at this time abandoning ship and a rescue operation is under way
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 11:51:51 am »

An update from the BBC has said the ship has a hole in her side.
The Royal navy and French rescue services are attending and all the crew have left the ship.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 12:06:35 pm »

From the BBC site:
Rescue as ship sinks off Lizard  
A British container ship is sinking in the Channel 40 miles south of the Lizard in Cornwall.
All 26 crew of the MSC Napoli are abandoning ship and as yet there are no reports of injuries. Falmouth Coastguard is co-ordinating the rescue.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency tug, the Anglian Princess, plus a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, are heading towards the vessel.

The French are also involved in the rescue effort.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 12:13:02 pm »

If she sinks am I correct in thinking that she is the first post-panamax container ship to be totally lost?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 12:19:46 pm »

British and French mount rescue after ship sinks
18/01/2007 12:01
LONDON (Reuters) - British and French rescue services have rushed to pick up 26 sailors forced to abandon their container ship after it began sinking in stormy seas in the Channel, the coastguard said.
The MSC Napoli was on the French side of the Channel when "somehow she became holed on the starboard side and was taking water", a Falmouth coastguard spokesman said.
One French and two British helicopters and one British and one French tug were en route to the scene in up to nine metre high waves.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 12:31:46 pm »

BBC Link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/6274625.stm

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007, 01:05:17 pm »

At 4,427 teu she's really a baby post-panamax. Most recent panamaxes have a higher teu capacity. But, yes, strictly speaking she will be the first one totally lost.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007, 01:43:21 pm »

I see she went down slap bang in the middle of the channel (49 deg 20'N   004 deg 34'W ) - thats going to cause mayhem when some of those boxes come to the surface. They tend to "float" just below or almost at water level until they eventually break open and sink.
Glad i'm not on the bridge of anything in that area.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007, 01:54:30 pm »

Hi
 I managed to photograph the MSC NAPOLI in Felixstowe on Sunday 14/01 MSC NAPOLI
Glad to see the crew were rescued

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2007, 02:07:26 pm »

CGM NORMANDIE was the world's largest container ship at date of launching in 1991.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 03:04:05 pm »

Latest information according to Tradewinds is that she has NOT sunk. She is abandoned, listing and drifting a a "fair speed". All crew members believed safe.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 03:19:21 pm »

The crew is safe and as far as we know, here in Brest, MSC Napoli has not sunk. The big concern now is about the 2000 containers et what's inside.
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 03:27:26 pm »

Photo of the vessel taken by French Navy :

http://www.premar-atlantique.gouv.fr/actualite/communiques/2007/1/18.html

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 03:46:45 pm »

Do we have confirmed reports of vessel sinking?, or is their operations underway to save her?
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2007, 04:06:50 pm »

By the photo published by the French Maritime guys, she seems to be afloat............and what about the 40 odd
containers the press talks about - she must be
carrying hundreds of them !
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