Stricken cargo ship back in port

Salvage crews have managed to board a huge cargo ship stranded on the Solent after it was deliberately ran aground.

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Hoegh Osaka now safely at its berth in Southampton

The stricken vessel arrives in port Credit: ITV

The Hoegh Osaka is now safely at its berth at Southampton Port. The salvors are currently in charge of the vessel and working to transfer responsibility for the ship back to its owners. Once the ship is safely transferred back to the owners, the Secretary of State's Representative, Maritime Salvage & Intervention, will have no further involvement.

The Hoegh Osaka ran aground on the Bramble Bank on Saturday 3 January.

Yesterday, at 1415, the Hoegh Osaka moved from her position in Alpha anchorage towards the port of Southampton. This was slightly ahead of schedule because the ship’s crew managed to lift the anchor quicker than planned.

The vessel was safely delivered to Berth 101 in the Port of Southampton, four hours later, at 1815.

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