السبت , يونيو 6 2020

Cargo ship runs aground in Solent

Hoegh OsakaThe Hoegh Osaka can been seen from Cowes listing to one side

A rescue operation is under way after a car transporter ship ran aground in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.

The Hoegh Osaka was heading to Germany when it ran on to the Brambles Bank, in the entrance to Southampton Water, at about 21:30 GMT, the RNLI said.

The ship’s crew of 25 are being rescued from the water and onboard the vessel, which is listing at 45 degrees.

Four RNLI Lifeboats as well as the Solent Coastguard Helicopter are involved in the rescue.

The lifeboats, from Calshot, Cowes and Yarmouth are working with Southampton Patrol and four tug boats, two from Esso and two from Southampton Docks.

The 180m (590ft) transporter, registered in Singapore, set off from Southampton at about 20:20 GMT.

Hoegh OsakaThe RNLI said four lifeboats, as well as the Solent Coastguard helicopter, were involved in the rescue

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