It fell off the back of a truck

Leon Neal, AKA TabscoKid, a freelance news photographer and Flickr member got up at 5AM to head down to a beach in Devon to take some amazing photos of the aftermath of the MSC Napoli going down. His story below:

Worth the 5am start for this picture

"A Police Officer walking past two of the shipping containers washed up
on the beach at Branscombe, Devon following the beaching of the cargo
ship MSC Napoli after it was holed during storms on Sunday, 21st
January 2007. The ship is carrying almost 2,400 containers, about 150
of which are said to hold hazardous chemical substances. The drifting
vessel was being towed to Portland Harbour in Dorset for a salvage
operation, but the Maritime and Coastguard Agency decided to beach it
in Lyme Bay, near Sidmouth, instead, following the structural failure.
The area is a World Heritage Site and also known as the Jurassic Coast," – Worth the 5am start for this picture, TabascoKid

There are a lot more truly spectacular shots of this amazing event in his stream:

Oops Barrel of laughs Pride Might take a bit to get it started..