Elbe Ferry Disabled
The Belgem and Arzberg Elbe ferry became disabled near Belgem, Germany. The ferry had suffered an engine room fire which was quickly extinguished by the crew. However, the vessel became stuck on the Elbe blocking river traffic. Local authorities were able to pull the ferry back to the Arzberg side. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The extent of damage and how long the ferry will remain out of service was not reported.