Nineteen days after it was deliberately grounded on a sandbank in the Solent, the stranded car carrier Hoegh Osaka has been towed back to shore.
Four tugs took just over three hours to tow the 51,000-tonne ship back into Southampton Port after salvors managed to reduce its list from 52 to just five degrees.
Tonnes of water had to be pumped out of the ship to reduce the angle of the list, so that when it was docked, the cargo hold doors could be opened for the 1,400 luxury cars inside to be taken out.
The vessel was beached deliberately on Bramble Bank sandbank in a busy shipping lane on January 3 after it began listing as it left Southampton.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has congratulated the salvage experts involved in the operation. He said they battled 'exceptionally difficult weather conditions with extraordinary dedication and courage.'
A 51,000-tonne cargo ship that has been stranded in the Solent since the new year is finally being towed back to Southampton.
The Hoegh Osaka was deliberately run aground on a sandbank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight on January 3rd when crew realised it was in trouble.
Previous efforts to re-float the ship had to be abandoned when salvage experts discovered the vessel had taken on more water than thought.
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Police in Hampshire today said they had launched a "major investigation" to urgently find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken without consent from Southampton General Hospital by his parents.
Hampshire Police say a 33 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction in connection with a teenager who went missing from Southampton.
The 15 year-old was found safe and well on the Isle of Wight yesterday night.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl is still missing two days after she was last seen with a man more than twice her age.
Police have said they are "growing concerned" for the welfare of Rebecca McLean, from Southampton, Hampshire.
The teenager is believed to have travelled to the Isle of Wight with 33-year-old Michael Britten, also from Southampton.
They were last seen together in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on Saturday morning.
Hampshire Police have appealed for public help.
Missing teenager Rebecca McLean from Southampton, has been found safe and well. Police say Rebecca was located on the Isle of Wight.
A 33 year old man is now helping police with their enquiries.
A police search is underway after a 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Southampton.
A photo has been released of Rebecca McLean , who is believed to be on the Isle of Wight with 33-year-old Michael Britten - also from Southampton.
The pair were last seen together in Ryde, Isle of Wight, yesterday morning and police are growing concerned for their welfare.
Anyone with any information, or who has seen Rebecca or Michael, is asked to contact Southampton police.
With Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlaine in the side, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks that Southampton FC could have gone on to win the Champions League.
Instead the team's best players have all left and fans are worried about the season ahead.
ITV Sports Correspondent Ian Payne reports
A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man died following an altercation at a house on New Year's Eve.
The victim died following the incident at an address in Langdown Road, Hythe, Southampton.
Hampshire Police were called to the property at 9pm after the man suffered serious injuries in the altercation.
He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10.20pm.
Another man, also 31, was arrested at an address in Totton, Southampton, at 2.25am this morning and he is currently in custody.