Salvors plan to remove the aft section of the stricken containership MSC Napoli in one piece.

Salvors plan to remove the aft section of the stricken containership MSC Napoli in one piece. SMIT Salvage BV has been awarded a contract to lift the section, which will be loaded on to a huge barge before being towed away for disposal.

The Dutch company says that the aft section of the 62,000-tonne ship will be removed from its resting place in Lyme Bay by November. MSC Napoli was beached off the Dorset coast after suffering severe damage during a violent storm in the English Channel on 18 January 2007.