Close up of stranded ship the Hoegh Osaka on her side on a sandbank in the Solent
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Salvage team describe Hoegh Osaka Solent rescue plan

A member of the team planning to salvage the stranded ship, the Hoegh Osaka, says experts are deciding whether to float the ship before making her upright.

The Hoegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent off the coast of the Isle of Wight late on Saturday.

Speaking at a news conference, Bram Sperling, the Senior Salvage Master for salvors Svitzer, said that although most of the cargo was still in place some items had shifted, damaging the ship and letting in some water.

  • 06 Jan 2015
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