For the first time in history one of the floating hotels on Vltava in Prague moved from its position. Hotel Albatros near Stvanice Island had to be moved 100 meter away because of the cleaning of the river bottom. Four tugboats had to pull the ship, the whole action had been planned for two months.
Albatros is 100 meters long, 12 meters wide and 25 meter high. Two more additional floors has been added since 1968. That is why the ship is not able to get through Vltava bridges any more. Albatrost managed to “survive” the floods in 2002.
Two dredgers are cleaning the bottom of the river now. One canoe, two flatboats, tree longs, cables and wires has been found in the mud so far. Two more days the dredgers will be cleaning the bottom, then the ship comes back to its original position.