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Passengers Injured as Viking Hermod Concerned in Collision on Rhine River


A Viking river cruise ship collided with what’s described as a cargo ship yesterday, leading to accidents to 2 passengers on the cruise ship.

The Viking Hermod was crusing on the Rhine River close to Speyer, Germany when a cargo ship reportedly turned straight into its path. The Viking Hermod tried reversing at full energy however the ensuing collision broken each vessels. The river cruise ship sustained harm to its bow (photograph under left); the cargo ship (photograph proper) ended up grounding.

A passenger on the Viking Hermod who needs to stay nameless despatched us this data. He acknowledged that harm to the cruise ship has been coated with a big canvas.

The Viking Hermod is crusing a 7 day, one-way cruise from Amsterdam to Basel.  The cruise began on July 5, 2022 and is scheduled to finish on July 12, 2022.

The final accident involving a river cruise ship in Europe occurred two months in the past. Eleven individuals have been injured when one other Viking river ship, the Viking Aegir, struck a bridge over the Danube River in Slovakia.

As with this case, the corporate shortly positioned a tarp over the bow of the Viking ship to attempt to cover the harm.

Hazard with River Cruising

Essentially the most dramatic catastrophe involving a river cruise ship occurred three years in the past when the Viking Cruises’ Viking Sigyn collided with and sank a sightseeing river cruise ship, the Hableany (“Mermaid”), in Budapest three years in the past (in Could 2019). The Mermaid shortly sank in roughly seven seconds, killing 25 South Korean vacationers and two Hungarian crew members.

A number of crew members (who want to stay nameless) recognized the captain of the Viking ship, who was arrested by the native police, as Yuriy Chaplinsky.

You may see video of the accident because the Viking Sigyn overtook and ran the smaller vacationer vessel over as the 2 ships approached the Margit Bridge in central Budapest right here.

The prison trial involving this incident started in March 2020 and continued all through 2020. The end result of the trial had not been determined. The civil trial filed by the survivors and households of the deceased South Korean passengers started in Budapest in January of this 12 months. A last consequence has not been determined.

In September 2016, one other Viking River Cruises’ ship, the Viking Freya (proper), struck a rail bridge, crushing the wheelhouse and killing two Hungarian officers who have been navigating the river ship. The ship was on its technique to Budapest on the time of the lethal accident. (125 individuals left feedback to our article with many former Viking clients defending the inexcusable accident).

In December of 2017, the M/S Swiss Crystal river cruise ship collided with a freeway bridge on the Rhine River close to Duisburg, Germany, injuring 30 passengers.

On March 21, 2019,  the Scylla Edelweiss skilled {an electrical} hearth and collided with a cargo ship, the Forenso, on the Waal River within the Netherlands.

On April 1, 2019, a collision occurred between the river cruise ship, the Viking Idun, and a tanker, the Chemical Marketer, whereas the ships have been crusing from Antwerp to Ghent. 4 passengers have been reportedly injured.

On Could 21, 2019, an unidentified river cruise ship (some recognized the ship as a Viking longship) with 183 passengers aboard, forgot to decrease its wheelhouse and struck a bridge in an incident just like the Viking Freya mishap. Fortuitously, nobody was killed.

If you’re conscious of different accidents involving Viking River Cruises or different river cruise ships please tell us.

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