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On Apr 18, 2016, at 11.30 p.m the "Greenstream", 2870 ts (EU-No.: 02335315), allided with the central arch of the road bridge Schweich on the Mosel. The port side on tanker siffered significant damage. The structures of the ship were dented on a length of about 40 meters. Pipes on the main deck leading to one of the takns of the gas driven ship were seriously damaged by the bridge arch. Due to fortunate circumstances, there was no outlet of the propellant gas and thus no explosion in the collision. At the pillars of Mosel bridge concrete was chipped off at the central arch to a considerable extent. The damage to the bridge was reviewed by the State Office for Mobility. It was found out that the damage did not have significant effects on the stability of the Bridge so the bridge and river had not to be barred for vehicles or ship traffic. The Water Police Trier detained the ship until it has been declared seaworthy. It docked at the Gebr. Kooiman B.V. repair yard in the Zwin Port of Zwijndrecht on May 4. German report with photos: http://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/117717/3305647
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