After about a month laying on its side and partly submerged, the Höegh Osaka, which had 1,400 luxury cars inside, is being unloaded.
After this cargo ship, designed for carrying large amounts of vehicles, began to list severely, endangering it of sinking, it was grounded. It didn’t just run aground, it was intentionally driven into shallow waters in order to save lives and the ship! Unfortunately, onboard the Höegh Osaka, was over 53 million dollars in brand new vehicles, including Minis, Porsches, Jaguars and Land Rovers, as well as a Rolls Royce Wraith and some construction equipment!
As you can see in the video, the boat has been uprighted from its 53 degree list to only 5 degrees, making it sea worthy and ready to unload. At 53 degrees you can only imagine the cars destroying each other by cramming into the lowest point of the severely listed boat. What you’ll see in the video will probably surprise you. Some cars, like the Range Rover below, are destroyed, but some cars actually made it out with no damage! But those undamaged cars aren’t out of the murky water just yet. The manufacturers are claiming because the cars were sitting at such a high degree of angle for so long, many of the mechanical components in the vehicles are probably damaged. So instead of selling the cars, they’ve claimed they’re going to scrap them all in order to avoid future legal conflicts because of these damaged components.