NEW TIME PRESS CONFERENCE Höegh Osaka update and information about Press Conference

22 January 2015

The Press Conference is now scheduled for 20.00 GMT, one hour earlier than first announced.

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

"The vessel list is now at 5 degrees. This means that the vessel will now move from Alpha Anchorage at 1545 (approximately). It will be turned in the right direction.

The Hoegh Osaka is scheduled to arrive at Berth 101 in Southampton Port at 1900 (approximately).

During the towing operation to bring the HOEGH OSAKA in to Southampton Port, a Restricted Airspace (Temporary) (RAT) will be placed 1 mile either side of the navigation route and up to 2000 ft. This is designed to provide essential safety during the towing operation.

There will also be an exclusion zone around the vessel itself of 1,000 metres ahead and behind and 100m either side."



A press conference will be held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1AG at 20.00 GMT.

Speaking at this press conference will be Hugh Shaw, SOSREP, Mike O’Neill from the Environment Agency, Commercial Director Øyvind Ervik from Hoegh Autoliners and Nick Ridehalgh, Director Associated British Ports Southampton.

Please confirm your attendance at this conference by calling 023 5032 9401by 1700 at the latest as numbers are limited.


You can stream this conference by dialing in. The numbers for dialing in at 21.00 hrs UK time tonight are:

Norway: 0047 231 627 99

UK: 0844 335 2801

Participant code they will need to enter is: 82362608


For information about the salvage operation, please contact the MCA. To follow the MCA communcation on this event, please visit


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