Car carrier freed from sandbank

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The large Norwegian-owned car carrier that was intentionally run aground in the English Channel last weekend was finally freed from its sandbank with some help from high tides. An investigation into the accident continues.

The vessel, Höegh Osaka, had around 1,600 cars on board when its captain reportedly ran it aground because of fears the vessel otherwise would capsize.

The grounding occurred shortly after the vessel had left Southampton on Saturday. It disrupted traffic in and out of the busy port and was the second of two serious accidents involving Norwegian vessels in as many days.

newsinenglish.no staff