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Neptune

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Hoegh Osaka run aground deliberately
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:29:46 AM »


It seems the car transporter was run aground deliberately to stop it capsizing after it started listing.

This is the Daily Mail link, there's some good pictures here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2895837/Car-transporter-cargo-ship-runs-aground-Isle-Wight.html

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Re: Hoegh Osaka run aground deliberately
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 09:31:25 AM »
Hopefully they won't be able to re-float it and we'll all get a bit of salvage work out of it  ;)

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Re: Hoegh Osaka run aground deliberately
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 04:18:33 PM »
Hold that thought.... Svitzer sent a team of divers in today for some reason. A few from Svitzer and a few local guys. There might be some work in it after all!!  :)

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Re: Hoegh Osaka run aground deliberately
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 12:25:16 PM »
From the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30723855

Divers are hoping to carry out a survey of the cargo ship that ran aground in the Solent.

The Hoegh Osaka has been secured two miles (3.2km) east of the Bramble Bank sandback from which it freed itself on Tuesday.

The 51,000-tonne transporter "refloated" itself unexpectedly due to the tide and water being pumped out.

A spokesman for the owners Hoegh Autoliners said work would be in "slow time" because of worsening weather.

It was towed two miles east and is being held by tugs between Cowes and Lee-on-Solent. where it will be assessed by salvage company Svitzer.

The company spokesman said the first step would be for divers to carry out a survey of the hull to inspect for damage, especially to the bilge keel, which stops the ship from rolling.

"The weather is due to get worse and certainly over the weekend it will be quite choppy so the work will be carried out very slowly and carefully.

"The vessel is listing at 52 degrees and to get fairly cumbersome equipment down the stairwells, which are at a very strange angle, requires super-human capacity. You have to take it really, really slow," he added.
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Re: Hoegh Osaka run aground deliberately
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 12:29:22 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 12:31:25 PM »
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