Photos: The Worst Containership Disasters in Recent History

Each year, more than 100 million containers are shipped across the globe on containerships that can now stretch the length of three soccer fields or more. Despite the large number of containers shipped, accidents are relatively rare, with the best estimates saying a that less than 1,500 containers are lost from ships each year on average. But accidents do … [Read more...]

MSC Napoli Salvage Operations Completed

The two and a half year salvage operation to remove the wreckage of the MSC Napoli has officially been declared over.  The vessesl was intentionally beached off the Devon coast, UK in January 2007 after it was damaged in a storm in the English Channel. BBC tells us: A survey of the seabed was carried out to clearly demonstrate that there was no further risk to safety or risk … [Read more...]

MSC Napoli Drydocked – HD Photo

Maritime Photographer Frodog brings us this HD image of the infamous MSC Napoli in drydock. He writes: In a Dry Dock aft of the Resolution was this Hulk of a ship, being broken up. it transpired to be the Napoli, which ran aground around about this time last year, off the Devon and Dorset coast, with many items of her cargoes washing ashore, including BMW motor cycles amongst … [Read more...]

MSC Napoli Design Flaw. Is Your Ship Effected?

Via CargoLaw BBC News tells us: Accident investigators have identified 12 other ships that could suffer the same failure as the container ship MSC Napoli which was beached off Devon and salvaged live on television with explosives. Urgent strengthening of the ships has been ordered by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The MAIB blamed the MSC Napoli's … [Read more...]