The search for the on the Westerschelde for the missing barge captain has been called off, NOS reports. Yesterday sonar and dredge material was used in the search for the 35 year old man from Moerdijk, but again without success.
A second person was rescued from a barge that capsized on Thursday just before midnight in the Westerschelde. Three people were onboard when the ship flipped over, one of whom was rescued quickly.
A barge with three people on board capsized on the Westerschelde around midnight last night, NOS reports. This happened while a dredger was busy loading sand over onto the barge. The cause of the capsizing is still unknown.
The wife of a barge captain was mortally injured this morning when she fell overboard between two ships during anchoring of the ship in Dodewaard.
A 56-year-old ship's captain from Leeuwarden was killed on the Maasvlakteweg in the Rotterdam harbor, Sunday afternoon, when a piece of steel fell on the cabin of his barge. His 60-year-old wife and a 45-year-old terminal worker from Ridderkerk were injured.