Repairs of fire damage completed
The "A-Rosa Riva" left the ÖSWAG Yard in Linz on Aug 22 at 10.40 p.m. after repairs and headed the Danube upstream bound to Vienna as first port of call after the fire.
Fire damage under repair in Linz
The "A-Rosa Riva" berthed at the ÖSWAG Yard in Linz on July 26 at 4 a.m. for investigations and repairs of the extensive fire damage. Several cabins, the sauna, the wellness area and a saloon were damaged by fire, heat and water. The fire was caused by a sauna oven which inflamed wooden panels in the surroundings. The Spanish passengers which had been accomodated in Vienna after the fire, were repatriated on July 27. German report and photos: http://www.nachrichten.at/oberoesterreich/linz/Nach-Brand-wird-A-Rosa-Riva-im-Hafen-Linz-geparkt;art66,2634429 https://www.binnenschifferforum.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=670531&d=1501150398 https://www.binnenschifferforum.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=670530&d=1501150398
Eight injured in fire aboard river cruise ship
On July 24, 2017, a fire broke out aboard the "A-Rosa Riva" on the Danube near Schönbühel, Melk municipality. The ship was enroute from Linz to Budapest. The fire spread so fast that attempts to extinguish it by the crew failed. After the ship was anchored and a distress call radioed, a B4 alert was issued, and 17 fire brigades, boats the Austrain army, the water rescue, the Red Cross, the river police and the ÖAMTC-Flight Rescue attended. The 150 passengers and 39 crew members were evacuated by another river cruise ship. Eight persons were taken to hospital due to smoke gas inhalatian, two of them with the helicopters Christophorus 15 which took one victim to Amstetten, and the "Christophorus 2" which took another to Krems with fire injuries. Among the injured were the crew members who initially had tried to fight the fire in the sauna. All other evacuees were taken to Dürnstein aboard the second river cruise ship, arriving there at 3.30 p.m. They were accomodated at the local station of the fire rescue. A crisis intervention team of the Red Cross was ready. The fire rescue meanwhile worked to put out the fire which caused severe damage. The ship was taken to the port of Melk in the evening. German reports with photos and video: http://www.krone.at/oesterreich/brand-auf-donauschiff-acht-menschen-verletzt-hoechste-alarmstufe-story-580125 http://www.heute.at/oesterreich/niederoesterreich/story/Nach-Brand--Donauschiff-legte-in-Melker-Hafen-an-56687778 http://www.heute.at/oesterreich/niederoesterreich/story/Personenschiff-auf-der-Donau-in-Vollbrand-42798072 http://noe.orf.at/news/stories/2856668/ http://tvthek.orf.at/profile/ZIB-1700/71284/ZIB-1700/13939072 http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/Brand-auf-Donauschiff-Acht-Verletzte/292359161 https://www.facebook.com/ffmelk/photos/pcb.10155684031123304/10155684029443304/?type=3&theaterUpload News