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MAIB investigations launched

MAIB investigators deployed to Pentland Firth and to the Solent

Picture of Hoegh Osaka aground

Car carrier Hoegh Osaka aground on the Bramble Bank


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 3 January 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 3 January having departed from Southampton for Bremerhaven, Germany.

Published 5 January 2015