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Stricken Solent ship towed back to shore

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.

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.

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Salvage crews hope to refloat 51-tonne cargo ship

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

It's hoped they will be able to refloat the ship, which was packed full of luxury cars, including Jaguars, Land Rovers and Minis, when it developed problems on Sunday.

The angle at which the vessel is listing - currently 52 degrees - will determine how simple the recovery operation will be.

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