Posted on October 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

The Lithuanian-flagged Cargo Ship, ARAMIS collided with two bridges on September the 28th while transiting through the river Rhone, France.

The cargo ship first struck a road bridge, moved on and proceeded to collide with a nearby railway bridge.

As a result of the collision, the superstructure, foreship and other various structures were heavily damaged. Thankfully, however, the vessel managed to remain buoyant despite the extensive nature of the damages.  

However, the Master of the ship received injuries and had to be medically treated. Reportedly, the Captain received a number of face cuts due to the broken glass from the bridge windows.

Following the accident, the ship was towed to a quay near Lyon in order to undergo repair works.

The French maritime Accident Investigation Board opened a formal investigation into the accident and informed the Ministry of Justice of Lithuania.

Thankfully there was no damage to the bridge infrastructure and no pollution or serious injuries as a result of the collision.

The crew remained on board the vessel following the accident. Latest AIS data shows the ship approaching Fos-sur-Mer.

The vessel had originally been en route to Lyon, France, having sailed from Naples, Italy.


Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic.

Posted in Safety , Collision , France , Europe

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