Philippine Sea

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

MSC Napoli update: "Sheer greed" on the beach

BBC says Ship's scavengers ignore police:
Hundreds of people are continuing to rummage through cargo from the stricken ship MSC Napoli despite police road blocks and warnings to stay away.

Over the last two days scavengers have descended on the beach in Branscombe, Devon, taking away goods that included BMW motorbikes, wine and nappies.

Officers closed the beach to deter treasure seekers and to allow contractors to start the clear-up.

Coastguard officials have accused scavengers of "sheer greed".
More here and here, which includes report that some of the goods looted have shown up on Ebay,

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