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January 21, 2015

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Höegh Osaka List now 39 Degrees

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Salvage work continues on Höegh Osaka and the list of the vessel has been reduced from 52 degrees to 39 degrees as of Monday evening.

The weather on scene continues to be favorable and the operation to remove clean water from the vessel’s lower car decks continues.

The vessel will stay at its current anchorage until the list has been reduced to around 15 degrees, some ship’s systems have been reinstated and weather conditions are suitable.

The long range weather forecast is now indicating that it is unlikely that the Höegh Osaka will be moved from Alpha Anchorage to a berth at Southampton Port on Wednesday (January 21).

An estimated 3,000 tons of excess water is expected to be pumped out during the operation which began on Saturday.

The vessel is currently secured by tugs off Lee-on-the-Solent. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said divers have carried out a limited inspection of the ship’s hull and found “no significant damage”.

The 51,000-tonne ship was carrying 1,400 cars and 105 pieces of construction equipment when it was beached deliberately on Bramble Bank sandbank after it began listing on January 3. It floated free on January 7 and was towed to deeper waters.

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