The MSC Napoli was one of the biggest container vessels.
The Napoli sank in 2007 at Branscombe around 1 mile (1.6 km) off the Devon coast.
In August 2007 the bow section of the ship’s hull was taken to the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland for disposal and recycling.
A plan to tow the stern section as well to Harland and Wolff took place in March 2008 by cutting it up and removing it in pieces.
To lift the stern section from the sea bottom, Hydrospex B.V. was contracted by GRMartime to build 24 chain pullers.
In my role as electrical engineer working for Hydrospex I engineered the hardware and software to control the 24 chain pullers. I was also responsible for testing and commissioning onsite an I spent many weeks on board of the salvage barge to make sure that the whole salvage operation worked as planned.