Cargo carrier Hoegh Osaka expected to be towed back into port

The crane picking up the Mary Rose.  Picture by Christopher Dobbs

Mary Rose marks major milestone in recovery anniversary

0
Have your say

CARGO ship Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground in the Solent, is expected to be moved today.

The ship, which has been kept on Alpha Anchorage off Lee-on-the-Solent while salvage crews pumped out water from its decks, is being prepared for its move back to Southampton Port.

Two tug boats surround the car carrier Hoegh Osaka after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 5, 2015. See PA story SEA Carrier. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire PPP-150501-112138001

Two tug boats surround the car carrier Hoegh Osaka after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 5, 2015. See PA story SEA Carrier. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire PPP-150501-112138001

The journey will take around four hours and will start when conditions are right.

Four tugs will help bring the ship in and assisted by two pilots and the ship’s master. During the towing, airspace above the ship will be restricted for one mile either side of the route and up to 2,000ft.

The car carrier Hoegh Osaka lies on her side after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 5, 2015. See PA story SEA Carrier. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire PPP-150501-112237001

The car carrier Hoegh Osaka lies on her side after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 5, 2015. See PA story SEA Carrier. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire PPP-150501-112237001