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Salvors pump 800 tonnes of water from the Hoegh Osaka

Salvors have pumped 800 tonnes of water from the stricken Hoegh Osaka, however the vessel is unlikely to be moved to the port of Southampton before Wednesday.

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) said Sunday the Hoegh Osaka remained stable at a 48 degree list. Salvors had managed to pump 800 tonnes of clean water from the vessel, and are planning to pump out 3,000 tonnes in total.

“The operation will continue today [Sunday] but progress will be slower as divers have to reposition the pump to ensure only clean water is discharged,” MCA said.

The Hoegh Osaka, which is a holding position 2nm from where she was deliberately grounded after developing a severe list, will not now be moved to the port of Southampton before Wednesday.

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