Login | Register
Items in shopping cart: 0 | View
Swiss cruise ship hit Old Bridge pillar in Bratislava, seven injured
22 May 2014 Flash News
ON MAY 22, the Swiss cruise ship Swiss Diamond struck a pillar of the Old Bridge in Bratislava, which is currently being disassembled and replaced.
The accident was reported to the medical rescue Service around 9:00 AM, spokesperson of Operational Centre Boris Chmel told the TASR newswire. Chmel added that seven people were injured in the crash - six women and one man. Three ambulances were sent to the site, as well as firemen and one fire car. The ship was hauled away to a nearby harbour.
Five people were taken to three hospitals falling under the University Hospital Bratislava, with four minor and one medium-to-serious injury, hospital spokesperson Petra Stano Maťašovská told TASR. Chmel specified the injuries sustained were flesh wounds on people’s heads and limbs.
Swiss Diamond belongs to the Swiss shipping company Scylla AG. It was produced in 1996 and operates on the Danube river between the German city of Passau and Hungary.
Most read articles
Euro Calculator (Sk30.1260 = 1 EUR)
What influences your travel plans?
Quote of the Week
“I was joking when saying that I did not order a sightseeing flight, but we were flying to Paris.” Defence Minister Martin Glváč commented on his emergency landing after the pilot noted problems with one of the plane’s engines and made several circles above the town of Pezinok before returning back to the Bratislava airport.