Napoli salvers delayed by sediment

PUBLISHED: 12:33 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:44 15 June 2010

SALVORS tasked to remove the last remaining part of the MSC Napoli have been hampered by delays.

SALVORS tasked to remove the last remaining part of the MSC Napoli have been hampered by delays. The operation, which was due to begin almost two weeks ago, has been halted after seven of the 12 giant chains wrapped around the ship need to be replaced. The seabed is being blamed for the delay as the chains became stuck in the glue-type sediment. Another three chains were replaced last week after the 'test lift' when it was discovered they were also embedded. Now the operation has been put back, with work due to re-start some time this week. Mark Clark, of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: "The salvors are very frustrated but they are doing their level best to deal with the problems."Photo by Simon Horn. Ref: p8356-25-09SH

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