Hoegh Osaka to be discharged

UK authorities complete inspection, find only minor damage to the vessel
Hoegh Osaka to be discharged

The Hoegh Osaka is set to be discharged today after UK authorities the MAIB and the MCA completed their inspection and controls over the vessel. Only minor damage was found.

A statement on the company website said that it was expecting the final approval from the authorities on Monday (January 26) and that the discharge operation would start soon after and be completed at the end of this week or early next week.

"According to current reports; all cargo, apart from some large units on the main deck, are held by their lashings." the statement said.  "As reported earlier, there has been water ingress to the lower car decks. Due to the list of the vessel, it seems however as only a limited number of vehicles on these decks have been affected by the water ingress.

"It is still too early to say more about the status of the cargo. Once the vehicles have been landed, proper cargo surveys will take place by the cargo owners and their surveyors."

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by Tom Holmes

Marine Trader Editor

Tom Holmes is the Editor of Marine Trader and readmt.com, the official publications of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to Marine Trader please get in touch.

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