Large container ship grounded in the Solent

By Alexandra Hughes

Sunday, February 14, 2016

 

Large container ship grounded in the Solent

The stricken vessel, aground in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight. Picture Courtesy of Becca Forman.

UPDATED 09:02*

A LARGE container ship has executed a controlled grounding just off the Isle of Wight this evening (Saturday) according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The Port of Southampton Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) has sent tugs to the scene at Bramble Bank in the Solent, near where the Hoegh Osaka was beached last January.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "At this time no damage or pollution has been reported, and no search and rescue action is required."

The coastguard continue to monitor the situation. 

*The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said VTS sent eight tugs to the the vessel, which executed the grounding after suffering a loss of power. The ship is under tow and making its way to Southampton Port.

* According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency the ship was the APL Vanda, which was making its way to Southampton from Le Havre when it was forced to execute the controlled grounding.  

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