International 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 due to sail under its own power to Falmouth, Cornwall, for repairs.
Hutton’s Group is the UK’s leading ship supplier and was established as a ship’s chandler almost 200 years ago
· The company provides comprehensive branch coverage of the UK’s major ports, delivering marine supplies and services to the international shipping industry as well as the offshore oil, gas and renewables sectors
· Hutton’s Group also has a network of overseas depots, including in West Africa, enabling it to provide first class supply chain services whenever and wherever customers need them
· The company’s wide product range includes fresh and frozen provisions, ship spares, deck and engine consumables, fully customs approved bonded stores, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals