PLANS to move the Russian cargo ship listing in the Solent last night were put on hold due to adverse weather.
The vessel, 'Mekhanik Yartsev', was due to be moved to a berth in Southampton Harbour last night, but remains anchored in the Solent this morning (Wednesday).
Bembridge RNLI and UK Coastguard were called out yesterday after the vessel developed a considerable list in the Solent, north east of the Isle of Wight.
There are 13 crew on board the vessel, reported to be safe and well.
A coastguard spokeswoman said: "Later this morning surveyors are expected to visit the vessel to reassess the vessel's stability and cargo.
"Plans to right the vessel will be progressed accordingly and the intention is to move the vessel into Southampton Harbour later today.
"A tug remains on scene, and an RNLI all weather lifeboat is on standby as a precautionary measure.
"Further updates will be provided later today."

* A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Southampton Harbour is making preparations to facilitate the arrival of the vessel ‘Mekhanik Yartsev’ into an enclosed dry dock area.
"Given the current wind conditions — Gale Force 7, gusting 8, with forecast for better weather tomorrow — and the fact the vessel is in a stable condition, it will remain at anchor today.
"It will transit in to Southampton Harbour tomorrow with tug escort. The vessel’s cargo will then be removed once it is safely alongside.
"The vessel reported to HM Coastguard the loss of 30 pieces of cargo yesterday, during bad weather conditions at around 1am, approximately 20 miles south of the Worthing area on the south coast.
"The cargo packages are approximately three to four cubic metres each and contain timber. The packages are reported to have broken up resulting in individual planks floating on the surface.
"For the last 24 hours, HM Coastguard has been issuing navigational safety broadcasts every half hour to warn shipping of the lost cargo in the area.
"The HM Coastguard helicopter based at Lee-on-Solent located the drift and direction of some of the lost cargo yesterday during a routine training exercise. Some of that lost cargo may wash ashore in the Worthing area.
"Local Authorities and the receiver of wreck have been alerted."