Stranded Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka leaves Southampton for Falmouth repairs
The cargo ship that was stranded in the Solent for 19 days has begun its trip from Southampton to undergo repairs.
The Hoegh Osaka was run aground after listing at 50 degrees on 3 January.
The 51,000-tonne vessel was eventually righted and towed back to Southampton. The vehicles onboard, worth £60m, have been removed over the past two weeks.
It set sail for Falmouth, Cornwall, at 14:30 GMT under its own power. The repair work is expected to take two to three weeks.
It had been due to depart at 12:00 but a spokesman for the owners of the ship, Hoegh Autoliners, said "generator issues" had led to a short delay.
After repairs to steelwork and the hydraulics, the ship is expected to return to normal service, he added.
A previous inspection showed only "minimal damage" to the ship.
The incident is being investigated by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.
Hoegh Osaka - Stranded in the Solent for 19 days
- 3 January - Singapore-registered Hoegh Osaka is run aground on Bramble Bank after developing a list, shortly after leaving Southampton, en route to Germany
- 5 January - A team from appointed salvers Svitzer boards the ship to assess the damage and formulate a salvage plan. It emerges it is carrying 1,400 cars and construction equipment
- 7 January - It floats free from Bramble Bank on the high tide and is towed by tugs to Alpha Anchorage, near Lee-on-the-Solent
- 10 January - One of the tugs holding the ship crashes into it in high winds
- 17 January - Salvers begin to pump 3,000 tonnes of water out of the cargo hold to reduce its list from 52 degrees
- 22 January - With the list reduced to five degrees, Hoegh Osaka is towed up Southampton Water to Berth 101 by four tugs