Cruise Ship Crash on River Danube Injures Passengers

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Ludovika Kovács
1 min read

A recent incident involving a Bulgarian cruise ship on the River Danube in Austria resulted in injuries to passengers. The ship, carrying over 140 individuals, crashed into a concrete wall, leading to 11 hospitalizations and 6 less serious injuries. The collision occurred as the ship left the lock chamber and lost its ability to maneuver, impacting its bow and aft. The cause of the steering malfunction remains unclear. Despite the collision, the ship was able to resume its journey, and authorities indicated that the incident was linked to an electronics failure. This event adds to a series of recent maritime accidents, reminding us of the risks associated with waterway travel. The River Danube, a popular tourist attraction, is pivotal for the travel industry in Europe, drawing significant visitor numbers annually.

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