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The Main near Karlstadt

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126 passengers and 22 crew members have been evacuated after a shipping accident in Lower Franconia. On Saturday evening, the ship leaked on the Main near Karlstadt (Main-Spessart district), police said. According to the first findings of the police, it was damaged by a driving error by the skipper through a small rock at the bottom of the Main. According to the police, the passenger ship was on its way from Budapest to Düsseldorf.

Oil or diesel did not leak

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Large amounts of water entered the ship. Nevertheless, the crew managed to dock after a short onward journey. According to the police, no oil or diesel escaped. No one was injured. According to the police, the leak will now be patched provisionally until the ship can be removed. Shipping traffic on the Main was blocked for several hours. The water police are investigating.