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Rowers of the tanker ran over

has been informed of the disaster about eight o'clock in the morning at Rhine-km 162 on the amount of Grenzach-Wyhlen (D)/Muttenz BL, such as the police headqu

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Rowers of the tanker ran over

has been informed of the disaster about eight o'clock in the morning at Rhine-km 162 on the amount of Grenzach-Wyhlen (D)/Muttenz BL, such as the police headquarters in Freiburg (D). The two rowers, two Germans at the age of 52 and 53 years, were down the Rhine river on the road, the cargo ship was on a trip up the mountain.

According to the German police, the 110 meters was long, 11.5 meters wide cargo ship with a capacity of 2600 tons only by a short honk. Shortly thereafter, it joined with the rowing boat and pulled the two rowers.

As the ship's captain immediately stopped the machine, the suction effect of the propeller. Therefore, managed the oarsmen, to get in the middle of the ship to the surface of the water.

The German water protection police speaks of a "miracle that the two have experienced". There was great danger to life for the two is to request, at the police headquarters in Freiburg.

Visibly in shock

and brought ashore, the two men were Birsfelden Recovered by a work boat of the power plant. After that, staff took care of the end of the Swiss Rhine ports to the rowers. These were, according to police "visibly in shock". One of them remained unharmed, the other wanted to go to medical control.

The cargo ship had continued after the collision, the journey, and the crew would have to rescue the victims, rowers taken care of, the police. The skipper of the presumed accident causing cargo ship was, however, in the course of Tuesday. Further investigations are in progress. Also still open is, whether the captain, the driver has made a fugitive. (nag/sda)

Created: 12.03.2019, 14:57 PM

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