Salvage experts are still trying to figure out what to do with the Hoegh Osaka, the carrier ship that ran aground off the Isle of Wight on Saturday evening while carrying 4,600 tonnes of cargo. Meanwhile, Getty Images photographer Matt Cardy has captured just how dire and breathtaking the situation really is.

When I look at some of these pics, I can't believe they're actually real.

The Guardian reported today that the ship unexpectedly refloated itself, but briefly threatened to drift into shipping lanes before it was brought under control. Salvage workers, owners and the coast guard are figuring out what to do next.

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