Höegh Osaka update

10 January 2015

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency makes the following announcement today

"The vessel has been held by an anchor on the Alpha Anchorage for another night. During the night due to very high winds the vessel dragged anchor for approximately 100m. This has not changed the state of the vessel in anyway. The list has not altered and there is still no evidence of pollution.

During the time the Hoegh Osaka dragged anchor, between 4am to 5am this morning, the Queen Mary 2 was coming into port reporting 72 knot winds.

Two tugs remain attached to the Hoegh Osaka, one fore and one aft. The aim is to attach another tug to the bow if weather permits. The weather conditions today are unsafe for the salvors to board to finalise pumping arrangements."


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