Yo! The shipping magnate Sammy Ofer, who gave all that cash to the Maritime Museum a few months ago, has been digging into his pockets again.
He’s smashed the piggy bank, checked the back of the sofa and looked in the glove compartments of his sundry cars and scraped together £3.3m to make sure the old girl can complete her restoration.
Ross sent me the link to the BBC News story
I seem to remember being slightly mealy-mouthed about Mr Ofer’s last offer, but this one? Well – hooray. The Phantom’s smiling now…