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Photographer:Chris Hunsicker [View profile]Title:HOEGH OSAKAAdded:Jan 04, 2015
Captured:January 04, 2015IMO:9185463Hits:11,367
Photo Category: Casualties
Aground at the Brambles, Solent off Cowes,Isle of Wight
Vessel Identification
Name:Hoegh Osaka
Former name(s):
- Maersk Wind (Until 2011 Aug)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:51,770 tons
Summer DWT:16,886 tons
Length:180 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:8.8 m

Additional Information
Status:Under Repair
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
34°58’58.33” N, 139°39’50.68” E
Speed, course (heading):
14.7kts, 197° (197°)
Arrival:2nd Oct 2018
05:00:34 UTC
Last update:
22 days 21 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 6th, 01:00:28 UTCCl Iqq
2018 August 1st, 01:00:17 UTCClsai
2018 July 3rd, 21:00:54 UTCJpyok
2018 July 2nd, 20:00:14 UTCJphic
2018 June 29th, 18:00:57 UTCJpukb
2018 June 20th, 15:00:43 UTCSgsin Achorage Aew
2018 June 20th, 03:00:44 UTCSgsin Pwbga
2018 May 29th, 18:00:21 UTCZadur
2018 May 2nd, 05:30:02 UTCJp Shs
2018 April 30th, 18:30:45 UTCJp Kub
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Photo Comments (17)

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ChasB46 on Jan 05, 2015 14:27 (4 years ago)
1400 cars of which 1200 are Land Rover / Jaguar confirmed by manufacturer. 65 Minis and 70 to 80 construction plant equipment / JCB. Bentley confirmed none on board, but a few BMW's.
ozzy76 on Jan 05, 2015 12:59 (4 years ago)
@ Pete. Rolls only make about 3,000 cars a year. Bentley about 10,000. So 1800 would be too high a number for either of these. It would be more than 50% of Rolls annual production and about 25% of Bentley's made per year. Doubt they would ever export in that high numbers per month.
Pete Bower on Jan 05, 2015 10:32 (4 years ago)
I now see the press is reporting the cargo to be 1400 Rollers and Bentleys. As we say in South Africa: Eish!
Ken Smith on Jan 04, 2015 19:21 (4 years ago)
Hi Chris,
Sorry to hear of your health problem, I have a similar one myself these days.
You did very well to get these shots so thank you for sharing then with us.
Kind regards
ChasB46 on Jan 04, 2015 16:14 (4 years ago)
Hoegh Autoliners said the ship "suffered a heavy list earlier yesterday evening after leaving Southampton Port". Therefore could be deliberate beaching to save the ship. Reply to Paul Wille ..there are reports of crashing and banging inside hull which suggests cargo breaking loose and resting on the starboard side.
Also went aground near high water and tides are now dropping. Next time = high water is reached is 19th January and the maximum level to be gained will only be 0.3 metre for the foreseeable future
tvtech on Jan 04, 2015 16:11 (4 years ago)
I expect this photo is going to get hectic links...and hits.

Kudo's to Chris Hunsicker for taking the effort.
Chris Hunsicker on Jan 04, 2015 14:10 (4 years ago)
Thanks Ken, arthritis is stopping me getting out more but could not afford to miss this one. All photos taken from the shore using a council waste bin instead of a tripod for stability.
Dеnis on Jan 04, 2015 13:46 (4 years ago)
Finally an opportunity to see how a vehicle carrier looks from the top!
Robert J Smith on Jan 04, 2015 13:22 (4 years ago)
As kelvin mentions in the forum, she passed the Brambles Buoy ad did a "U" turn to port (see AIS track), maybe steering problems and the rudder is in this position trying to correct. Will have to wait for the official report.


john lambert on Jan 04, 2015 13:15 (4 years ago)
Has enemy one seen the rudder look lik it was left to starboard is that why she hit the sand bank ?
ozzy76 on Jan 04, 2015 12:56 (4 years ago)
There was the Bulk Jupiter as well all but one crewman lost RIP. The theory is the cargo of Bayxite. If that's the case the poor guys never stood a chance. turned into liquid Yes a terrible few weeks for shipping.
Marcel Milot on Jan 04, 2015 12:54 (4 years ago)
remember cougar ace
Paul Wille on Jan 04, 2015 12:33 (4 years ago)
All those cars shifting and breaking their locking chains !!
echobow on Jan 04, 2015 12:17 (4 years ago)
Wow, great series! Looks really strange!
Regards, David
Ken Smith on Jan 04, 2015 12:00 (4 years ago)
Two great shots of this incident Chris, good to see you back again, guess you were on a Ferry !!!
Kind Regards
SSM2005 on Jan 04, 2015 12:00 (4 years ago)
What a terrible 2 weeks for the shipping industry! First Norman Atlantic's fire, then the sinking of the Cemfjord, and now this! Luckily no casualties are to be affiliated with this particular incident.
MattyBoy on Jan 04, 2015 11:49 (4 years ago)
Another MSC Napoli situation I presume ?
I guess that cargo, if she's carrying any, will have shifted. I suppose they'd have to unload it before they can recover her from that angle.
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