THE stranded cargo ship that was deliberately grounded in the Solent freed herself and started moving.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed the plan is now to tow the vessel.
A spokesman said: ‘The vessel has self-floated at high water and the intention is to tow her to a holding position in Southampton Water pending a full assessment of her condition.
‘A decision on the next phase of the salvage operation will be made after the assessment.’
The decision was made yesterday not to re-float the vessel today due to water leaking into the ship.
As reported in The News, the ship was grounded deliberately after it ran into trouble while sailing from Southampton with its cargo of 1,400 luxury and standard cars as well as 80 pieces of construction equipment.