The head-on collision of two transport ships on the Rhine, was injured on Monday, a 53-year-old ship's leader easily. After the accident in Dormagen-Zons in North Rhine-Westphalia, motor ship of about 2000 litres of gas oil into the river flowing from the bow of a Tank, such as the police in Duisburg said. Because of the Gasoil, the fire brigade laid out in the downstream Düsseldorf oil Booms at ports in the North Rhine-Westphalian capital.
the cause of The ship accident in the early hours of Monday, was initially unclear. By the collision of the German motor tanker and the Dutch motor cargo vessel were damaged, respectively, at the bow. The ship traffic on the Rhine, however, was not disturbed. The water police sent two boats from the Dusseldorf and Cologne to the scene of the accident.More about
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threaten the internal ship, The fire brigade in Düsseldorf was taken after the accident, actively, to prevent the spread of the gas oil to the Düsseldorfer häfen. Around 50 emergency workers were employed in order to seal the entrances to the ports with special Ölschlängeln. (AFP)