UK Launches Groundings Investigations

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January 5, 2015

Car carrier Hoegh Osaka aground on the Bramble Bank (Photo: MAIB)

Car carrier Hoegh Osaka aground on the Bramble Bank (Photo: MAIB)

The U.K.’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) investigators deployed to Pentland Firth and to the Solent
MAIB investigators have been sent to the north coast of Scotland following the accident in the Pentland Firth involving the cargo ship Cemfjord.
The upturned Cyprus-flagged vessel was sighted on the afternoon of Saturday, January 3 by the passenger ferry Hrossey.
Hoegh Osaka
An investigation has begun following the grounding of the car carrier Hoegh Osaka on the Bramble Bank in the Solent.
The vessel grounded on the evening of Saturday, January 3 having departed from Southampton for Bremerhaven, Germany.
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