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Tug crashes into Hoegh Osaka in heavy weather

Tug crashes into Hoegh Osaka in heavy weather
A tug holding Hoegh Osaka in position has crashed into the vessel in heavy weather, and had to be replaced.

Despite damage to the tug, no injuries were reported.

The salvage operation has been hampered throughout the weekend by high winds, with reports that the vessel dragged its anchor from its holding position two miles east of Bramble Bank, in the Solent , on Saturday morning.

Salvors Svitzer have indicated that the difficult conditions have set back its plans to pump 3,000 tonnes of water from the vessel.