That is what I thought but the decision to re-beach at high tide futher north (i.e. inshore) and shollower water than she was beached before - especially as it is currently spring tides - suggests they don't plan to move her again. If scuttling was the option would you not just tow her out without the risking the additional hull stress created by beaching and refloating causing further structural weakening?
In light of the following Press Release you may well be correct in suggesting that the only way out is to demolish her on the beach - touches of Alang here!
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has released the following information to media:
Press Notice No: 226_0712 July 2007
MSC NAPOLI TO BE BEACHED ON HIGH TIDE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, Robin Middleton working with the MCA, has taken the decision today to re-beach the 'MSC Napoli' at high tide this afternoon.
The vessel will be beached in shallower waters north of where she was originally sitting.
Mr Middleton said, "My decision to re-beach the MSC Napoli was taken following the re-floating of the vessel earlier this week which highlighted the fact that the wreck is in a worse state of deterioration than previously thought, with the crack of the hull being some 3m wide in places. On the basis of these findings, the vessel is incapable of being towed.”