Hoegh Osaka stranded in the Solent
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Aerial footage of stranded cargo ship in Solent

An investigation has begun into why a car transporter, which ran aground in the Solent, started listing shortly after leaving the Port of Southampton.

The Hoegh Osaka was deliberately run aground off the Isle of Wight on Saturday evening after it developed problems and started to list, the vessel's owners Hoegh Autoliners said.

Admiral Lord West, former Head of the Royal Navy, told the BBC that it seemed "some terrible stability problem" was to blame for the incident.

Aerial footage shows the ship which is now listing at 52 degrees.

  • 05 Jan 2015
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