On November 23, the vessel that had been grounded was planned to be lightered up and due to this a part of its cargo was offloaded.
The vessel ‘Achim’ was planned to be lightered at the grounding site in Vilshofen, Passau municipality. To facilitate this procedure, a part its cargo containing nitrogen fertilizer was taken off the stranded ship.
The traffic on the River Danube had been halted for traffic at 7 a.m river upstream and 9.30 a.m. river downstream.
For sometime, the vessel had been constantly dewatered by fire rescue and Technical Support Work (THW) to maintain its stability and rescue forces were stationed at the scene for any further assistance. The vessel was successfully refloated after removing a part of its cargo and towed to Heining/Passau for further unloading and inspection.
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