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SALVORS DUE TO TEST PUMP SYSTEMS ON BOARD HOEGH OSAKA

hoeghosakaosborneSalvors are due to go on board the Hoegh Osaka later today (Thursday) via helicopter and boat, where they will carry out some pump testing and may begin some internal ballasting operations.

The vessel was held overnight by tugs throughout gale force 10 winds and forecasts show that the weather tonight will be windy once again.

According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the forecast from tomorrow will be favourable, meaning that salvors can press on with operations.

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Discussions are underway regarding arrangements for bringing the vessel into port.

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