Viking Freya accidents and incidents
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- collision / allision - 2016 (bridge crash, 2 killed / Danube River)
|11 September 2016||Ship Collision / Allision|
(bridge crash accident) On September 11, 2016, the Viking longship Freya hit a bridge in southern Germany. In the accident, the riverboat's Wheelhouse / Bridge was crashed and both navigation officers in it were killed. The ship was carrying a total of 181 passengers and 49 crew.
The accident occurred at night, while the ship was navigating on Danube River, en-route from Erlangen Germany to Budapest Hungary.
The dead officers were a 49-year-old male crew (who replaced the Captain during the night) and a 33-year-old male crew. Both were of Hungarian origin. No other passengers or crew were injured.
All passengers and the remaining crew stayed onboard for several hours until rescue teams extended a walkway to offload them. They were all accommodated in nearby hotels.
All passengers were given the option to continue on a modified river cruise itinerary (on the fleetmate Viking Bestla leaving from Passau Germany) or to return home.
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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