Napoli's anchor donated to people of Branscombe

PUBLISHED: 11:12 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 15 June 2010

The anchor from the MSC Napoli the cargo ship beached off Branscombe's World Heritage Coast for the past 18 months is to be unveiled on the seafront as a permanent memento of the ship's extended presence.

The anchor from the MSC Napoli - the cargo ship beached off Branscombe's World Heritage Coast for the past 18 months - is to be unveiled on the seafront as a permanent memento of the ship's extended presence.The anchor, which has been kindly donated to the people of Branscombe and East Devon by the ship's owners, Metvale Ltd, will be unveiled next Wednesday.Representatives of many of the organisations and agencies involved in Operation Napoli since January 2007 have been invited to attend the formal unveiling ceremony, at the request of Councillor Graham Liverton, East Devon district Council's portfolio holder for the environment.The ceremony, which will be followed by a buffet reception, will be conducted by the Chairman of East Devon District Council, Councillor Paul Diviani. East Devon District Council has built a plinth for the anchor on the apron to the beach and has provided an explanatory plaque and information board at the site.

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