An operation to remove water from the Höegh Osaka has begun today, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Salvors boarded the vessel at 8.30am to prepare for the removal of over 3,000 tons of water.
The Osaka has been held by an anchor on the Alpha Anchorage overnight. Weather conditions on the scene have eased enough to allow preparations to get underway.
The operation is expected to continue during daylight hours over the weekend and the list of the vessel will be constantly monitored.
According to MCA, on-scene divers are still waiting to be able to inspect the hull and are on stand-by until weather conditions permit.
The Höegh Osaka was purposely grounded on Saturday after it began listing dangerously in the Solent shipping lane.