105 JCB machines on board stricken ship

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A 50-tonne JCB JS500 tracked excavator, one of the models on board the stricken vessel

105 JCB machines are stuck on board the stricken cargo ship, the Hoegh Osaka, which has been grounded in The Solent.

These include 50-tonne and 33-tonne JCB tracked excavators. Also on board are backhoe loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels and Teletruk forklifts. All the machines are made at JCB’s Staffordshire factories.

A JCB spokesman said, “There are 105 JCB machines on board the grounded cargo ship which were destined for dealers in the Middle East. We are awaiting further information from the shipping carrier about the current status of the machines and any plans they may have for retrieval.”