Finders, keepers for components scavenged from the beach after ship ran aground
26 October 2007

Scavengers who picked up BMW parts that came ashore from the wreck of the MSC Napoli in January will be allowed to keep what they found.The ship, which ran aground off the Devon coast at the start of 2007, was carrying millions of pounds worth of BMW components, including 17 motorbikes.Other parts included gearboxes and engine compenents.Those who reported their finds to the Receiver of the Wreck within 28 days may now keep what they found, as BMW’s insurers have written off the loss.A BMW spokeswoman said “We would recommend that any parts are not used. They are almost certainly unsafe because of water ingress.”

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14 November 2007

“We would recommend that any parts are not used. They are almost certainly unsafe because of water ingress.”

No problem, sell them on eBay instead!

14 November 2007

Surely most parts will be fine if they are flushed out. Its probably BMW unhappy at lost sales at rip off prices.

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