The 110 foot long inland tanker MS Roma allided with the Middle Wettstein Bridge at Basel, Switzerland. The tanker was proceeding down the Rhine when it suffered engine failure. The current pulled the tanker until it struck the bridge resulting in the Roma’s wheelhouse being crushed. The crew of five on the Roma were able to stop the tanker from drifting further by an emergency anchor. No reports of injury. The Roma was proceeding in ballast only and no pollution was released. Traffic on the Rhine around Basel was suspended for a short period. The Roma was taken under tow by the tug Vogel Gryff to allow traffic to continue.