Swiss cruise ship hit Old Bridge pillar in Bratislava, seven injured

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.

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.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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