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Ship Collision: Slovaks Help to Speed up Lowering Danube Water Levels

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.07.

Slovakia is helping to speed up the lowering water levels of the River Danube with a view to aiding the operation to raise of the wreck of the pleasure boat that sank in last week’s collision with a cruise ship, a National Water Directorate (OVF) spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Gabriella Siklós told public television channel M1 that the OVF had turned to its Slovak counterpart with a request to inhibit flows upriver so as to speed up the ebbing downriver.

The large crane will then be able to approach the wreck and begin to raise it.

Featured photo by Márton Mónus/MTI