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HOEGH OSAKA RUNS AGROUND IN THE SOLENT

HOEGH OSAKA RUNS AGROUND IN THE SOLENT

The Hoegh Osaka was heading to Germany when it ran aground on the Bramble Bank, in the entrance to Southampton port, at approximately 21:30 GMT on Saturday 3rd of January.

The coastguard stated 25 crew members were rescued from the vessel. However, 3 senior officers had stayed on board but were later taken ashore due to potential safety issues.

HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) operations centre said there was no reported pollution from the vessel and a salvage company was on its way to make an initial assessment.