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  • 18 October 2007

    Plans to cut up the remains of the MSC Napoli have been approved in a move that means the ship will still be off the Devon coast next Spring. Salvors believe the cargo vessel is too heavy to be lifted in tact, so cutting equipment is to be brought in to break her up further.

  • 13 February 2007

    A salvage operation is resuming off the Devon coast at the wrecked cargo ship MSC Napoli after bad weather stopped work for nearly a week. The 62,000-tonne ship was grounded off Branscombe on 20 January after being damaged in the English Channel in severe weather.

  • 3 February 2007

    An investigation is under way into how a yacht capsized off the south Devon coast, leading to the death of one of the crew. A man in his 20’s died and four other crew members were rescued from a life raft after the Hooligan Five sank on Saturday at Prawle Point near Salcombe.

  • 15 February 2007

    Strong winds have resulted in more containers being swept overboard from the wrecked cargo ship MSC Napoli. The 62,000-tonne ship was grounded off the Devon coast on 20 January after being damaged in the English Channel.

  • 17 November 2007

    Barges and tugs working alongside the wrecked MSC Napoli have been moved to safety as strong winds batter the vessel off the east Devon coast. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the remaining section of the ship in Lyme Bay has moved and is listing at more than 30 degrees.

  • 13 January 2008

    A stricken cargo ship off the Devon coast is at risk of sinking if weather deteriorates over the next few days. The Greek-registered Ice Prince is about 35 miles off the Start Point, and has shed most of its load of 5,260 tonnes of timber.

  • 2 February 2007

    A man has died after a yacht capsized in the English Channel off the south Devon Coast. Four other crew members were later found in a life raft after the Hooligan Five sank on Saturday, more than a mile off Prawle Point near Salcombe.

  • 22 January 2007

    Coastguard officials hope to begin pumping 3,500 tonnes of oil from the stricken ship MSC Napoli to prevent more fuel leaking into the sea. Some 200 tonnes of oil have already leaked from the cargo vessel, which is beached off the Devon coast.

  • 8 July 2007

    The stricken container ship MSC Napoli has been refloated, nearly six months after it was grounded off the south Devon coast. The 62,000-ton vessel floated free a mile off Sidmouth after 58,000 tons of water was pumped from her holds.

  • 13 January 2008

    One of the men involved in an operation to save 20 crew from a cargo ship off the Devon coast says it was the most difficult rescue he has carried out. Mark Criddle, coxswain of the Torbay lifeboat, described how rough seas and gale-force winds made the operation one of their toughest missions.

  • 31 July 2009

    An operation to salvage a cargo ship which was deliberately grounded off the Devon coast has been officially declared as completed. The MSC Napoli was beached off Branscombe in January 2007 after being storm damaged in the English Channel. The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) said work had taken 924 […]

  • 10 July 2007

    Divers are to examine the damaged hull of container ship MSC Napoli which was refloated nearly six months after its grounding off the south Devon coast. The 62,000-ton vessel floated free a mile off Sidmouth on Monday after 58,000 tons of water was pumped from her holds in a major operation.

  • 8 June 2009

    The salvage operation to remove the final section of the wrecked container ship MSC Napoli has been delayed. Salvors working to raise the remains of the stern from the sea bed off the Devon coast said the operation could take at least another week. They said the wreckage of the stricken ship had become stuck […]

  • 6 February 2008

    It was just more than a year ago news agencies around the world were showing images of people scavenging sea containers that had floated onto the East Devon coast of England, carrying a range of items from pet food to disposable diapers to BMW motorcycles. The merchandise-laden containers had floated ashore following the Jan. 18, […]

  • 3 July 2009

    The last of the remains of the MSC Napoli are being removed, more than two years after the ship was deliberately grounded off the Devon coast. After several false starts a Dutch salvage team has started to lift and cut the stern section of the ship. The Napoli was grounded off Branscombe in January 2007 […]

  • 12 June 2009

    The salvage operation to remove the final section of the wrecked container ship MSC Napoli has got under way. Salvors working to raise the remains of the stern from the sea bed off the Devon coast have laid new chains under the hull to help them lift it. The Napoli was deliberately grounded in January […]

  • 26 November 2013

    Opponents of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm have welcomed the decision from RWE to terminate the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm off the Devon coast. Namely, this has poured hope into Navitus Bay campaigners that the project against which they are fighting will also be stopped. “Hopefully the good news from Devon will also […]

  • 26 November 2013

    Opponents of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm have welcomed the decision from RWE to terminate the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm off the Devon coast. Namely, this has poured hope into Navitus Bay campaigners that the project against which they are fighting will also be stopped. “Hopefully the good news from Devon will also […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that were torpedoed and sunk during the D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944. Using state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology to collect data from the wreckage site, the mission has produced the first high-definition sonar images […]

  • 9 September 2011

    LOCAL people are being given their first glimpse of how a giant offshore wind farm could dramatically alter the vista from the North Devon coast. The first of six public exhibitions for the Atlantic Array takes place on Saturday at Abbotsham Village Hall. Developer RWE npower renewables will be unveiling a visual representation of what […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    As part of the development of the jackets business towards operational excellence, Nina Udnes Tronstad steps down from her position as Executive Vice President for the Jackets business area and President of Kvaerner Verdal A/S. Senior Vice President Sverre Myklebust will as of today act in both positions until a successor has been recruited. “Nina […]

  • 19 August 2013

    RWE’s Atlantic Array offshore wind farm raises further concerns and disapproval from residents in Devon and Lundy and environmental and heritage groups, The Telegraph writes. Those opposing the offshore wind project say that it will cause permanent damage primarily to tourism and, through that, to the local economy, because of its scale that would ruin […]