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VIDEO: Prinzessin Isabella Collides with Cargo Ship

By ,   October 6, 2019 ,   Accidents

In the early morning of Saturday, October 5, a ship accident occurred on Danube River between Izmail (Ukraine) and Tulcea (Romania). A cargo vessel collided with a Phoenix Reisen-chartered riverboat and severely damaged it.

The collision occurred at ~5 am. The Panama-flagged cargo ship was heading upriver in the direction of Galati when collided with MS Prinzessin Isabella navigating downstream towards Tulcea. The starboard side of the cruise ship was badly damaged. Two of the 165 passengers on board were injured in the accident.

MS Prinzessin Isabella is now in Tulcea, while the cargo vessel was anchored in front of the scene of the accident. The cargo ship was not identified by local sources but according to the tracker, it is the general cargo ship Blue Star I.

How it came to the collision, is currently not clear. The accident occurred during the 14-day Danube Cruise (itinerary Sept 28 - Oct 12) roundtrip from homeport Passau.

Date / TimePort
28 Sep 15:30Departing from Passau, Germany
29 Sep 10:30 - 20:00Vienna, Austria
30 Sep 08:00 - 11:00Esztergom, Hungary
30 Sep 14:30 - 23:30Budapest, Hungary
01 OctDanube River
01 Oct 07:00 - 12:30Kalocsa, Hungary
02 Oct 07:00 - 23:00Belgrade, Serbia
03 OctIron Gate, Serbia-Romania
04 Oct 06:30 - 08:00Giurgiu, Romania
04 Oct 15:00 - 16:00Oltenita, Romania
05 Oct 08:00 - 12:00Tulcea, Romania
06 Oct 09:00 - 09:30Tutrakan, Bulgaria
06 Oct 13:30 - 17:30Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
07 OctDanube River
08 Oct 12:00 - 13:30Belgrade, Serbia
08 Oct 18:00 - 19:00Novi Sad, Serbia
09 OctDanube River
10 Oct 08:00 - 09:00Komarno, Slovakia
10 Oct 16:00 - 19:30Bratislava, Slovakia
11 Oct 09:00 - 09:30Krems an der Donau, Austria
11 Oct 13:00 - 14:00Melk, Austria
12 Oct 09:00Arriving in Passau, Germany