Höegh Osaka update

19 January 2015

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) today makes the following announcement:


"The Secretary of State’s Representative for Intervention and Salvage visited the site of the Hoegh Osaka yesterday to view operations, which are progressing well. The weather has been favourable and is forecast to remain so, although the salvors are still working in challenging conditions.

De-watering operations finished at 11.30 today. Preparations are underway to begin the operation to pump the water that remains in the car decks into the empty fuel tanks on the ship.

The list is now at 47 degrees and we expect it to improve slowly over the coming hours in accordance with the plan.

Salvors plan  to move the Hoegh Osaka to Southampton Port later this week, possibly late on Wednesday or early on Thursday.

Notes to editors

A notice to airmen / air exclusion zone around the ship is in place of 1 mile around and 2000ft high to facilitate helicopter operations."



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