The Hoegh Osaka being towed to Portsmouth Harbour
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Stranded cargo ship Hoegh Osaka 'finally on the move'

The cargo ship that has been stricken in the Solent since Saturday is now being towed after salvors said it "freed itself".

The Hoegh Osaka was run aground off the Isle of Wight and is listing at 52 degrees on Bramble Bank.

Salvors Svitzer cited a combination of the tide and the water being pumped out of the vessel for its refloating.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 07 Jan 2015
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