The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Brisani allided with a bridge on the Brussels-Scheldt Canal at Tisselt, Belgium. The master of the Brisani decided to proceed under the bridge before it was raised causing the vessel to strike the underside of the bridge. The Brisani’s wheelhouse was completely smashed and the mast fell into the water. No reports of injuries to the two crew on board. The local fire brigade responded to the scene and was able to pull the roof and mast from the canal re-opening ship traffic. The Brisani was proceeding to Willebroek from Zemst in ballast before the incident. Reports state the bridge was undamaged.
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