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Accident: Danube blocked March 2012

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Home >> Accident: Danube blocked March 2012

The Danube is closed for ships in the vicinity of Deggendorf since sunday 25th of march 2012. A ship lost its barge, both are loaded with iron ore. Yesterday, most of the iron ore was loaded onto another barge, but the ship lots its two anchors, which have not been found yet. At least no one got injured.

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Google Translate of German Newspaper: Wochenblatt
Google Translate of German Newspaper: Wochenblatt

So until further notice, no ship can go from Regensburg down to Passau. I will keep you informed

Update 1:
Google Translate of German Newspaper: Nn-online

The ship and its barge have been recovered, but the anchor is still missing. The search will continue wednesday morning.

Update 2:
Google Translate of German Newspaper: PNP

About 40 ships are now jammed at Deggendorf, Vilshofen or Regensburg, among them two cruisers, Scenic Diamond and GCT River Melody. I have a tour for the Diamond in the afternoon, so expect more updates to come.

Update 3:
The Danube is cruiseable again since March 28th 4pm.