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One injured as Höegh car carrier runs aground in Southampton

One injured as Höegh car carrier runs aground in Southampton
A seafarer was injured when a Höegh Autoliners car carrier ran aground after leaving Southampton port at the weekend.

The 5,400 ceu Höegh Osaka suffered a heavy list running aground on Bramble Bank outside the port while bound for Germany.

The company said one crew member had been injured an airlifted to hospital in Portsmouth and that his injuries were none life threatening.

According to the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) 24 crew were airlifted from the vessel to HMS Daedalus.

According to Höegh a small number of senior of officers remained onboard the vessel which was stable and not taking on water, at stable on Sunday.

Four tugs have deployed to the vessels, two from Switzer and two Solent-based.

“A salvage master has been appointed and Höegh Autoliners are fully co-operating with all the authorities at this time to ensure the vessel remains safe. No pollution has been reported,” the company said.