A meeting of the Court Experts took place on January 7, 2016 at the Port Authority of Bari, with the participation of our own appointed technical experts and the Italian lawyers of our team. The object of the meeting was the updating and further organization of the ongoing technical investigation on the causes and circumstances of the fire and tragedy on the NORMAN ATLANTIC.
The unloading of the trucks and cars from the NORMAN ATLANTIC is also proceeding. Before Christmas the vehicles from deck were moved and now the procedures are continuing on deck 4, where it is held that the fire initially broke out. It is estimated that the whole operation will last about 3-5 weeks with works going on six days per week, from 08.00 am to 05.00 pm. Until 13.30 of the 8.1.2016 three trucks had been removed from deck 4. The work is difficult because the fire has destroyed the vehicles to such extent that they often fall apart when attempt is made to move them by the crane.
All trucks and vehicles in general shall be numbered with color spray before being taken out. We shall take care that the vehicles and/or cargoes owned by our clients, that are not total losses, undergo the necessary technical and/or chemical examinations and inspections.
See photos from the unloading operation.