Höegh Osaka update

13 January 2015

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency makes the following announcement today.

“The vessel remains held in position at anchor on the Alpha Anchorage.

The weather in the Solent is good and the waters reasonably calm. This weather window will allow two new pumps to be installed and if the weather continues to be favourable, for the divers to inspect the hull.

The salvors will use a dedicated helicopter to transport them to and from the ship. This helicopter is expected to arrive on scene this afternoon. The tug that was damaged in the contact incident during the bad weather at the weekend is repaired and back on scene.

However, because all salvage activity is highly dependent on the weather the activity on scene is likely to be curtailed tomorrow as the forecast is for strengthening winds reaching a peak between 1800 Wednesday and 0600 Thursday.

The salvors are confident what with the anchor and three tugs connected the strong winds should not present a problem for holding the ship in place and have extensive contingency plans for any unexpected ship movements.”


For information about the salvage operation, please contact the MCA. To follow the MCA communcation on this event, please visit http://hmcoastguard.blogspot.no/.


Media Contact for Höegh Autoliners: Navigate Response Telephone: +44 (0)20 7283 9915