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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Expensive Grounding in the Solent
From our reporter on the spot Anni Ruecroft (Wightlink Steward)
The Car Carrier Hoegh Osaka on her Starboard side seen here last week aground in the Solent
photo by Anni Ruecroft
This is the Hoegh Osaka car carrier.
developed a severe list very shortly after leaving Southampton on January 3rd
and was deliberately grounded by her Southampton pilot on the Bramble bank
just off Cowes as she was in imminent danger of capsizing.
refloated herself a couple of days later and is currently being held
firm(ish) by tugs until the weather improves.
is an incredibly unusual sight in the Solent and nothing like this has ever
happened here in my lifetime.
to report that all crew were safely evacuated by local lifeboat and
is carrying 30 million pounds worth of BMW's, Mini's, Land Rovers and
construction vehicles such as diggers.
there has been no pollution so far but one of the tugs did crash into it in
yesterday's high winds.
thought I would share this as it's very unusual here.