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Geoff Waddington & Partners on Board for MSC Napoli Cargo Inspections

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Napoli01.jpgThis office is proud to announce our recent appointment to conduct cargo condition and container damage surveys on cargo removed from the stricken container ship MSC Napoli. Our interests on behalf of cargo owners stems from insurers and cargo interests across Europe and a vital presence at the Port of Portland in Dorset is essential in order to catch specified cargo as it is brought ashore by heavy lift crane barges. Some 853 containers have been removed from the deck of the MSC Napoli and landed in Portland. Many have to go through decomtamination due to oil ingress and soaking, others are waterlogged and some just plain write-offs.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Napoli02.jpgThe 62,000-tonne container carrier, MSC Napoli was grounded a mile off the Lyme Bay World Heritage Coast site in January. A huge team of salvage experts are working on removing the remaining 1,350 containers from the hold of the vessel. More than 110 containers were lost overboard. The deck of the Napoli is now clear and the task of retrieving containers from the swamped holds continues.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Napoli03.jpgOur involvement in such a major UK incident is a major breakthrough for such a small surveying firm. The development of our cargo surveying interest grows daily, the MSC Napoli grounding will play a major part in the continuing growth of this company.

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