Viking Aegir accidents and incidents
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- allision - 2022 (with a bridge in Slovakia)
|06 May 2022||Ship Collision / Allision|
On May 6, 2022 (at ~3:40 am Slovakia time / 1:40 UTC) the Viking ship Aegir hit a railbridge pillar while navigating on the Danube in Slovakia. The accident happened near Komarno (a town at the confluence of the rivers Danube and Vah), approx 100 km / 60 mi from Bratislava (the country's capital city).
The collision resulted in serious bow damages (including to the radar equipment) and 11 injured, of whom 8 were hospitalized. No oil leakage was reported.
Slovakia's Minister of Transportation (Andrej Dolezal) commented that the crash was due to Captain's “sudden medical indisposition”.
Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).
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