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Tale of two ships - one beached, another sinks

Crew ground listing vessel loaded with 1,400 cars off UK port; other ship sinks during storm off Scotland
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 05:50

The cargo ship 'Hoegh Osaka' after being deliberately run aground by its crew to prevent it from capsizing. The sight of the 57,000-tonne, 590-foot car transporter lying low has drawn crowds on the shoreline and in small boats.


SEEN from some angles, tilting at a crazy angle in shallow water, it might almost resemble a huge plaything discarded by capricious giants.

Since the weekend, a 57,000-tonne, 590-foot car transporter, the Hoegh Osaka, has been aground on Bramble Bank, a well-marked sandbank

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