Hoegh Osaka Salvors Battling High Winds

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 14, 2015

Car carrier vessel Hoegh Osaka ran aground Saturday, January 3 after departing from Southampton for Bremerhaven, Germany. (Photo: MAIB)

Car carrier vessel Hoegh Osaka ran aground Saturday, January 3 after departing from Southampton for Bremerhaven, Germany. (Photo: MAIB)

All precautions are in place to hold the Hoegh Osaka in place as tonight’s weather forecast predicts high winds, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported. The vessel remains held in position at anchor on the Alpha Anchorage.
 
MCA expects the weather to permit salvage work to be progressed over the weekend.
 
The salvor’s helicopter is on scene, and a temporary danger area or air exclusion zone around the ship has been established 1 mile around and 2,000ft high to facilitate helicopter operations.
 
No diving took place yesterday, MCA said, but there was more progress in testing the water pumps deployed on the ship and its ballast system.
 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Apr 2019 - Navies of the World

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News