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#ShipGrounding – Car-transporter Hoegh Osaka was being held east of its grounding at Alpha Anchorage, between East Cowes and Lee-on-the-Solent, reports BBC News.

The cargo ship that has been stricken in the Solent since Saturday as previously reported on Afloat.ie, is being secured overnight after freeing itself from the sandbank.

Hoegh Osaka had run aground on Bramble Bank on Saturday.

It "refloated" itself unexpectedly just before 14:00 GMT due to the tide and water being pumped out of the ship.

The vessel was towed two miles east in the Solent and will be held by two tugs until Thursday for a full assessment by salvage company Svitzer.

For much more on this story including photos, click HERE

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#Rescue - An investigation has begun into why the car transporter Hoegh Osaka which as previously reported, ran aground in the Solent last Saturday started to list shortly after departing the Port of Southampton.

According to the BBC, the Hoegh Osaka was deliberately run aground off the Isle of Wight on Saturday evening after it developed problems and started to list, the vessel's owners Hoegh Autoliners said.

The ship is now listing at 52 degrees and the salvage operation has begun.

All 25 crew members were rescued from the ship by the RNLI and coastguard.

Ingar Skiaker, chief executive of Hoegh Autoliners, said: "Our vessel developed a severe list shortly after she left port and the pilot and the master took the decision to save the vessel and its crew by grounding her on the bank.

"This showed great skill and seamanship on behalf of our crew when faced with such challenging circumstances.
"At this stage it is too early to speculate on the cause of the list but we are starting an immediate investigation.

For more on this story, click HERE.

 

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