Höegh Osaka update

9 January 2015

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency makes the following announcement today:

"The vessel has been held by an anchor on the Alpha Anchorage overnight. Weather conditions on scene have eased and the salvors boarded the vessel at 8.30 am [GMT] to prepare for the removal of water from the vessel. This lengthy process will begin later today and continue during daylight hours over the weekend.

During the operation to remove the water inside, the list of the vessel will be constantly monitored.

Because of the weather conditions on-scene divers are still waiting to carry out a further inspect of the hull. They are standing-by and will dive as soon as conditions permit.

There is no evidence of pollution.

Daily updates will be issued over the weekend."


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