Salvors from Svitzer managed to board the grounded car carrier ‘Hoegh Osaka’ yesterday, the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency said in an update.
The car carrier ‘Hoegh Osaka’ remains grounded on the Bramble Bank in the Solent listing at 45 degrees.
The car carrier was grounded deliberately in the Solent on Saturday evening, January 3rd having suffered a heavy list after leaving Southampton Port.
There remains no reported pollution from the vessel and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Counter Pollution Team plan to continue to monitor the vessel which is assessed as being stable.
Salvage plans are being developed by Svitzer and will be reviewed by the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage & Intervention, (SOSREP), the Coastguard Agency added.
For safety reasons there is a 200 metre exclusion zone around the grounded vessel and a 1 mile and 2,000 ft air exclusion zone.
According to the latest update, there was no impact on vessels transiting the Solent as the vessel is not within a shipping channel.
The following video shows a recreation by SRT Marine Technology, a UK-based AIS technology firm, utilizing their GeoVS Dynamic 3D Viewer, of the movements of the Höegh Osaka after she left Southampton followed by deliberate grounding on Brambles Bank.
Image: MCA, Video: SRT Marine Technology