The 28 meter long towboat Aries allided with a bridge over the Main-Danube Canal near Nürnberg, Germany. The Aries was en route to Linz from Erlangen when the top of the wheelhouse struck the underside of the bridge. The wheelhouse was torn away and the vessel sustained around 150,000 euros in damages. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
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The 166 meter long self-propelled barge Stark allided with a bridge spanning the Main-Donau Canal at Nürnberg, Germany. The Stark’s wheelhouse had not been lowered to pass underneath the railway bridge. One crew was trapped when the wheelhouse was crushed. The local fire brigade was called to the scene who freed the trapped crewmen. She was later taken to hospital. The canal was closed to traffic until the Stark could be pulled back from underneath the bridge to a nearby quay. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.