Daily Archives: 10 January 2015

Grounded

Here is a situation where 4 Wheel Drive will probably not help.

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The 51,000 ton cargo ship Hoegh Osaka developed a rather severe list after its departure from Southampton. Among its cargo is roughly 1200 Jaguars and Land Rovers that were headed to Germany.

The vessel was intentionally grounded on a small isle called Bramble Bank off the coast of England to avoid sinking. The ship’s 25 crew members escaped with only a few minor injuries.

The upcoming “Scratch & Dent” Sale could be interesting.