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Branscombe shipwreck: eBay flogfest begins

Wet nappies all round. Bootylicious

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Anyone hoping to buy a piece of the great 2007 Devon lootathon should head over to online tat bazaar eBay, where all manner of waterlogged debris from the listing cargo ship MSC Napoli is available.

There's an excellent Motorola Razr auction, offering bidders the chance to buy into Britain's glorious maritime heritage:

This phone was recovered from Branscombe beach, is smashed into about 10 pieces and heavily water damaged. Most of the internal components look useless, but this will be a great peice [sic] of history for someone.

One enterprising writer is already offering the film rights to his rip-roaring tale of the shipwreck, "Pampers Galore". The real, damp, thing was available earlier, but has been removed by eBay.

Finally, there's a "Kaptin Branscombe" offering "booty", with the following warning:

Ahoy there land lovers, I have for sale here some of the finest shipwrecked booty I ever did set me eyes on. While others be plunderin German junk from the wreck of the Napoli and nappies from davy jones locker. I be stumbling up on this the finest crustation I ever did see tis truly something I tells ya yarrrrrrrrrrr.

I wish ye land loving scum happy bidding! and be warned ye Nigerian scammers ye face the cat o nine tails and a good keel hauling if you double cross me you theivin low lifes yarrrrrrrrrr!

The ancestral entrepenurial spirit displayed by the "locals" at Bransombe Bay hasn't gone down well with everyone mind. The BBC reports coastguards have described the scavenging as "sheer greed". ®

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