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Five people hurt and cabins 'torn open' after cruise ship collision

Business Insider logo Business Insider 10/8/2019 Mark Matousek
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  • Five passengers from the German river-cruise ship Prinzessin Isabella were injured on October 8 after a collision with a cargo ship, according to the website Vessel Tracker.
  • Two of those passengers were reportedly taken to the hospital.
  • The Prinzessin Isabella, which was carrying 165 passengers, received significant damage, as multiple cabins on its upper passenger deck were "torn open and crushed," according to Vessel Tracker.
  • A video appearing to show the aftermath of the incident was posted on YouTube.
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Five passengers from the German river-cruise ship Prinzessin Isabella were injured on October 8 after a collision with a cargo ship, according to the website Vessel Tracker.

Two of those passengers were reportedly taken to the hospital. The collision occured on the Danube River between Romania and Ukraine, according to Vessel Tracker. The cargo ship, named Blue Star 1, had reportedly been traveling from Piraeus, Greece, to Galati, Romania.

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The Prinzessin Isabella, which was carrying 165 passengers, received significant damage, as multiple cabins on its upper passenger deck were "torn open and crushed," according to Vessel Tracker. A video appearing to show the aftermath of the incident was posted on YouTube.

Romania's police force is investigating the incident, according to Vessel Tracker.

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The German tour company Phoenix Reisen, which owns the Prinzessin Isabella, and the Romanian police did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.

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