Salvage workers have boarded the stricken car transporter that was deliberately run aground by its captain to prevent it capsizing in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
The 51,000-tonne Hoegh Osaka was grounded on the Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 luxury and standard cars as well as 80 pieces of construction equipment.
A Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) spokesman said experts from Svitzer had gone on board to begin an inspection of the vessel.
The car carrier Hoegh Osaka remains grounded on the Bramble Bank in the Solent.
Salvors from Svitzer have today boarded the vessel.
There remains no reported pollution from the vessel which rests listing at 45 degrees.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Counter Pollution Team will continue to monitor the vessel which is currently assessed as being stable.
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