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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Salvage on the Rhine

The chemical tanker barge which sank at the Lorelei last week is due to be recovered over the next three weeks. In the meantime there is a lot happening and traffic is moving past the hazard under strict escort and control. The river is running strongly round the point and will probably not make the recovery any easier as the three huge floating cranes are manoeuvered into place.

Unsurprisingly the roads along the banks are also being closed to traffic at certain times to allow the heavy plant and equipment that is needed for the recovery to move into place. Mausi and I plan to visit a popular lookout point today to see if we can get some pictures of the scene. Watch this space, if we can, there will be some pictures to see.

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