Ship accident at Vltava river

A ship at Vltava in Prague started to sink Saturday evening. “Odyssea” safely got to home landing-place with passengers, but sinking was obvious. Fire-men and divers started to save the ship.

Immediately firemen raised a floating barrage as an protection against leaking oil. Fortunately there was almost no oil escaped. The ship still made water, so it was tied to a dock. One fire-vessel, 55 fire-men and three divers started to repair a hole and with combination of pumps, Odyssey was saved.

Police investigation says that the hole become when the ship brush against a pillar of Charles Bridge, when it floated under. No passengers notice a clash. Whole accident is investigated by traffic police as an usual car accident. They made an alcohol test to captain of a ship. A result was negative.

A preliminary loss is four million Czech crowns.

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