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Salvors board stricken Höegh Osaka

Salvors board stricken Höegh Osaka
Salvors Svitzer have boarded the Höegh Osaka, a car carrier that was deliberately grounded in the Solent on the UK's South coast on Saturday.

The boarding was announced by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), which also confirmed that there was no signs of pollution from the vessel, which is resting stable at a 45 degree list.

A 200 m exclusion zone is in place around the ship, as well as a 1 mile, 2,000 foot air exclusion zone.

The Höegh Osaka was grounded by its pilot and master as the ship developed a severe list on Saturday evening, shortly after leaving the port of Southampton. The ship is not resting in a shipping channel, and vessels transiting the Solent are therefore not impacted by the incident, the MCA stated.