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MSC to fund North Sea clean-up

Geneva - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company will pay the full costs of the clean-up made necessary by the incident that happened on January 2nd, when the “Msc Zoe” container vessel lost part of its cargo in heavy seas off the Dutch and German coast

Geneva - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s second largest container shipping line, has made sure it will pay the full costs of the clean-up made necessary by the incident that happened on January 2nd, when the Panamanian-flagged “Msc Zoe” container vessel lost part of its cargo in heavy seas off the Dutch and German coast.

“MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company would like to reassure authorities and members of the public in the Netherlands and Germany that the company will pay the full costs of the clean-up of the MSC Zoe container spill,” wrote the container line in a statement.

MSC has assigned the search of the missing containers to Ardent Global, a Scottish marine salvage group also known for the decomissioning of North Sea oil platforms as well as for the refloating of Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that wrecked off the Italian coast in 2012.

“Other specialist response companies already appointed by MSC continue to work with authorities and members of the public on beach cleaning,” says the statement.

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