The wait might be little longer than usual for customers in the Middle east who have ordered a JLR vehicle as a cargo ship carrying about 1,200 of these vehicles has been grounded in the Solent strait. The vessel is said to be laden with 1,400 luxury cars worth about £100 million (Rs 970 crore) of which 1,200 belong to the Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, then there are 65 Minis and a Rolls-Royce Wraith.
It was reported in the Telegraph yesterday that it might take weeks or even months to refloat the vessel due to bad weather.
In order to prevent the vehicle carrier - Hoegh Osaka from capsizing, it was deliberately grounded on Bramble Bank somewhere between the Isle of Wright and Southampton on Saturday night. Salvage operations have begun with people having boarded the vessel weighing 51,000 tonnes and they have begun working on a way to stabilise it. Officials are also investigating if there was a human error that caused the ship to list.
Currently, it is reported that the vessel is listing at an angle of 50 degrees which means most of the cargo might have piled up in the low side of the ship. We hope the ship is set afloat again and the precious cargo is set afree to adorn the roads they are meant to be in.