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Container ship grounded in the Solent after power failure

The APL Vanda Image copyright Shane Thornton @iowimage
Image caption Eight tugs were sent to help the APL Vanda and tow it into Southampton port

A 150,000-tonne container ship had to be grounded in the Solent after it lost power.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the APL Vanda was towed into Southampton port on Saturday night.

It said the port's vessel traffic services sent eight tugs to help the 369m-long (1,210ft) ship, which was forced to carry out a "controlled grounding" at Bramble Bank.

The agency said no damage or pollution had been reported.

Image copyright Shane Thornton @iowimage
Image caption The 369m-long ship was forced to carry out a "controlled grounding" at Bramble Bank

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