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The 75 meter long, 1450 dwt freighter Ramona struck a railway bridge between Aalborg and Nørresundby, Denmark. The Ramona suffered only minor damage, but the bridge suffered severe damage.   One of the 300-ton wings of the bridge was pushed one metre out of place.   Reports state the bridge may be out of service for up to six months.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.


The master of the Ramona stated that the drawbridge was not open and he attempted to stop the vessel before it struck.  Authorities have reported that the vessel was at fault.  The personnel on the bridge followed proper procedures and had sent signals and communication with the ship prior to the allision.   The authorities are currently investigating the incident.  The vessel remains detained at a quay west of the bridge.

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