AMADEUS AMETHIST crushed under bridge, Belgium

General cargo vessel AMADEUS AMETHIST collided with bridge at Jzerlaan in Albertkanaal, Belgium, at around 2230 LT May 31. Vessel got stuck under the bridge, suffering heavy damages. Judging from photo, vessel’s superstructure is smashed. One of the eight crew was seriously injured, he was taken to hospital. Bridge traffic is closed. Vessel was freed from under the bridge, and secured alongside the canal. Cause of an accident yet unknown. Vessel was en route from Antwerp to Genk, Belgium. Photos from DS Dee Standaard, all photos full-scale: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160601_02317682

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