Hutton’s group assists grounded Hoegh Osaka


Hutton's delivery vehicle low resInternational ship supply specialist Hutton’s Group has played its part in the recovery of the distressed car carrier Hoegh Osaka, which grounded on a sandbank outside the port of Southampton recently, by providing the vessel with much-needed supplies and spares.

The Singapore-flagged Hoegh Osaka was docked alongside Southampton while its cargo of luxury vehicles was removed following the incident in early January. The vessel had been deliberately grounded on Bramble bank after listing to almost 50 degrees as she left port.

Hutton’s Group has supplied the vessel with a wide range of goods from fire hoses and binoculars to cleaning materials and towels.

Hutton’s Group General Sales Manager, Robert Ludlam, said: “We were pleased to be able to assist the Hoegh Osaka with her requirements and wish the crew and the company well during this difficult time.”

Hoegh Osaka is today (Tuesday) due to sail under its own power to Falmouth, Cornwall, for repairs.