Big Foot arrives

The specially equipped barge ?Big Foot 1? has arrived in Gibraltar to assist with the next phase of the New Flame wreck removal operation.

The specialist barge which is 135m in length and 42m wide has been towed to Gibraltar from Rotterdam by the tug Warrior.

Recently, ?Big Foot 1? was engaged in a major wreck removal operation involving the stricken container ship, MSC Napoli, which ran aground off the south coast of England in January 2007.

The Government adds it will shortly be issuing further information on the next phase of wreck removal operation of the New Flame.