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Accident: Main Blocked / Rhine Ships collided

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Home >> Accident: Main Blocked / Rhine Ships collided

Quite a busy day.

Main blocked

This morning a cargo ship hit a wall next to an interstate bridge in the vicinity of Wertheim and is now blocking the Main river between Würzburg and Aschaffenburg. Pictures are available here. On some one can identify reporters from a federal tv station, I'll keep you informed and will post the film when it's put online.

Update 1:
First attempts to move the ship failed, the administration in charge (WSV Süd) needs more ships for a second try. They have to come from 80km away so this second try is postponed until Friday morning. Source: Bavarian Police Lower Franconia

Update 2:
Due to high water (the river level rose about 40cm over night) the ship turned and the Main river is now shipable again.

Rhine collision

Already yesterday two freighters collided on the Rhine close to Mainz: Read more. The Rhine however is not closed for ships.

Thanks god that the cruise season is over ;)