Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members

A German River Cruise ship traveling from Erlangen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary with 181 passengers and 47 crewmember onboard struck a low bridge killing two officers navigating the ship from the retractable wheelhouse. According to news reports, the Viking Freya, has a retractable wheelhouse that may be lowered for the ship to pass below low bridges. It appears that at the time of the accident, the wheelhouse was not retracted in time and it allided with the bridge in Erlangen. The two officers were in the wheelhouse and died due to the injuries suffered during the allission. The men killed were 49 and 33 years old and were Hungarian. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members
There are 181 passengers and 47 crew members on board hit from Germany Erlangen to Budapest Hungary travel Germany River boat ship navigation bridge killed two officers from the lower telescopic cab. According to press reports, the Greenland Norse Freya, has the potential to lower the ship through the following low-bridge expansion cab over 40 singles. It seems that at the time of the accident, cab does not recover in time and it allided and Erlangen bridge. The two officers in the cab, died of injuries suffered during the allission period. was 49, 33 years old, Hungary. Our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

Rescue workers evacuated the passengers and crew to transport them to local hotels. Cruise line passengers continued on a modified schedule cruise or return to their homes.

The Viking and local authorities to continue the investigation to find out what happened.

Source and photo credit:

Reuters/Michaela Rehle

Bridge in Germany, killing two crew members, the Telegraph, September 12, 2016, cruise ship crashes.

Two crew members were killed as a Viking River cruise ship cabins hit the low bridge in Germany, GCaptain,2016 September 11.

Cruise ship hits bridge in the evening after the two deaths, Metro, September 11, 2016.

Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members

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