View from here: Remembering Napoli
On 18 January last year, UK-registered container vessel MSC Napoli got into difficulties about 40 miles off Cornwall. Her condition deteriorated during subsequent towage and she was later grounded in environmentally-sensitive Lyme Bay carrying 2,300 containers, some with dangerous cargo. Many containers were lost, or their contents famously pilfered, and fuel oil leakage caused a large slick. Work on what is now left of the vessel continues, likewise that of lawyers representing the shipowners, the charterers, the cargo owners, the salvors and the insurers and guarantors of all those. Still newsworthy and for a long time plainly visible from the Dorset coast, the Napoli is one of the most significant casualties in the British Isles in recent years, and any review of the familiar likely liability regime prompts reflection that the cargo might have been bulk oil or some other lasting pollutant.
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