Plans to refloat the container ship MSC Napoli have been delayed.

Plans to refloat the container ship MSC Napoli have been delayed. Although the salvage company announced that it would refloat the ship on 2 July, an MCA spokesman said that the decision rested with the vessel’s owners.

Despite adverse weather conditions last weekend, the vessel remains relatively stable. Meetings planned for this week will discuss possible dates for her removal, and, in particular, where she will go afterwards.

One option is for the ship to be towed to Portland Harbour for inspection. Only then would a decision be taken on whether to send her for repairs or to tow her to deep water and scuttle her.