February 25, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Duplus allided with a bridge at Brugge, Belgium. The wheelhouse was destroyed as the vessel passed under the bridge. The master of the vessel had stopped the engines and went into the foreship before the wheelhouse was crushed. Damage to the bridge was reported as minimal. None of the four crew were injured. Reports state the wheelhouse was not lowered before the Duplus proceeded under the bridge.