Video: Footage of stranded cargo ship Hoegh Osaka

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FOOTAGE here shows the stranded car cargo ship that was grounded in the Solent.

The salvage operation is currently under way for the 51,000-tonne vessel, which was deliberately stranded on the Bramble Bank sandbank next to a busy shipping lane to prevent it from capsizing.

A car container ship ran aground overnight in the Solent''Picture: Paul Jacobs (15005-1) PPP-150401-080400001

A car container ship ran aground overnight in the Solent''Picture: Paul Jacobs (15005-1) PPP-150401-080400001

The Hoegh Osaka was sailing from Southampton with its cargo of 1,400 luxury and standard cars as well as 80 pieces of construction equipment when it ran into trouble.