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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2007, 04:11:23 pm »

Charlie,

If you read my last posting and the one from Yannick, you will see that she has not yet sunk.

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2007, 04:21:55 pm »

Phil,

Thanks. I had looked at the MCA web page and other similar ones and as u said reports are she is still afloat.

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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2007, 05:04:13 pm »

The number of 40 is of coursea mistake. According to the French Navy, in  its message at 15.46 today, MSC Napoli is carryng 2 394 containers.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2007, 05:44:22 pm »

This forum has produced some very good sources giving the latest available information concerning MSC Napoli. However I am dismayed at the number of people who base their information on the early UK media reports that the ship has sunk and is only carrying around 40 containers. It goes to show that the UK media just does not understand anything about ships and they never will. It also proves that you should not believe everything you hear or read about in the media. At least the BBC lunch time news had it as a headline story, but with ITV it almost didn't mention it at all.
The other factor is that the ship is registered in London. Yet another case of the media ignoring the sad plight of the British merchant navy (even though this ship is using the red duster as a flag of convenience!)
Keep up the good news links, it's the only way of keeping up with the situation.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2007, 06:59:42 pm »

The container ships transports 2.394 containers, that is to say 41.773 tons, 1.684 tons are dangereous products classified because of the OMI (categories: explosive, gas, flammable liquid, flammable solid, oxidants, toxic materials and corrodents). Moreover, at the time of its departure of Antwerp, the MCS Napoli had on board 3645 m3 of fuel (3498 m3 of heavy fuel and 147 m3 of gas oil).
A trace of pollution of 5 kilometers out of 100 meters was located with the back of the ship by Falcon 50 of the national navy. The MSC Napoli was taken tows some by the tug boat of intervention Abeille Bourbon to 18h20.
Pictures gallery here :
http://www.premar-atlantique.gouv.fr/galeries/MSC-Napoli

Le porte-conteneurs transporte 2 394 conteneurs, soit 41 773 tonnes, dont 1 684 tonnes sont des produits classés dangereux par l'OMI (catégories : explosif, gaz, liquide inflammable, solide inflammable, oxydants, matériaux toxiques et corrosifs). En outre, lors de son départ d'Anvers, le MCS Napoli avait à bord 3645 m3 de combustible (3498 m3 de fuel lourd et 147 m3 de gasoil).Une trace de pollution de 5 kilomètres sur 100 mètres a été repérée à l'arrière du navire par un Falcon 50 de la marine nationale.
Le MSC Napoli a été pris en remorque par le remorqueur d'intervention Abeille Bourbon à 18h20.
Gallerie de photos : http://www.premar-atlantique.gouv.fr/galeries/MSC-Napoli

Source : http://www.premar-atlantique.gouv.fr/actualite/communiques/2007/1/18-2.html

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2007, 11:34:05 pm »

Hi
 Watched the BBC 10 o'clock news was not impressed with the coverage they were talking about the MSC NAPOLI whilst showing the lifeboat and an orange hulled tanker as though this was the ship in trouble they also refered to her as the NAPOLI.
I belive that the press coverage of news involving any form of transport, apart from cars, is diabolicle and it is treated as a side issue.

Am I being to pickie?

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2007, 11:52:53 pm »

No you're not being picky, mainstream media coverage of shipping incidents is appalling. Ships are usually either 'ferries' or 'tankers' or the generic 'freighter' (closer to the mark, I admit). I guess we're lucky the beeb actually stretched to the term 'container ship' and got the class of vessel correct.
I saw the orange tanker and thought 'Well, that ain't it, can't they get anything right?!'.

Btw, I photographed MSC Napoli passing Terneuzen in 2005 and the photo's on my website.

What's the latest news?
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007, 12:09:15 am »

Coverage on Sky News was even worse. They described the ship as a 'tanker' and showed pictures of a nearby Ro-Ro vessel that they clearly assumed was the vessel in trouble. It is quite amazing how the media can get it so wrong sometimes.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2007, 12:25:38 am »

This thread has become a bit confusing to me, partly because I have been working all day away from the computer and partly because I am in the U.S. 5 hours different in time and partly because I am a little dense!

What is the latest status of the MSC Napoli?
sunk?
being towed to port?
floundering?
etc?

many thanks for your update!
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007, 12:58:32 am »

Hi,
    the latest is she is bing towed to le havre, however the french authorities are still worried she may break in two due to the large split in the hull.

Hope this helps to clear things up!!

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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007, 01:36:53 am »

Thanks Andrew for the info.  I appreciate it.  And thanks to those that have posted or reposted photos of the ship.  I follow that fleet closely from a great distance so appreciate the above.
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2007, 05:53:07 pm »

If you want to see impressive pictures of the salvage of the crew, go to this link :

http://www.ouest-france.fr/dossiers/galerie_napoli.asp
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2007, 09:54:50 pm »

MSC Napoli now off Torquay with tugs Abeille Bourbon, Abeille Liberte and Anglian Princess.
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2007, 10:07:37 pm »

The last information is that the MSC Napoli and the tugs are expected at the middle of the night on Lyme Bay according to the news at http://www.premar-atlantique.gouv.fr/actualite/communiques/2007/1/19-4.html .
Also in http://aisfree.aislive.com/Influx.aspx?Map=Lyme%20Bay all the tugs can be also seen.
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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2007, 11:54:56 pm »

The two Abeille tugs Bourbon and Liberte are now at a heading of 135, S E at about 2.5 knots, they were on a course of 095 but have changed course in the past half hour, still no Idea where they are heading.
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