HẢI DƯƠNG (VNS) — Authorities in the northern Hải Dương Province are urgently looking for ways to rescue a ship that is stuck under the An Thái Bridge.
The HP3016 ship, with capacity of 3,000 tonnes, was travelling on the An Thái River from Hải Dương Province to Hải Phòng Province, when it hit An Thái Bridge and got stuck yesterday.
No loss of human life was reported, but the crash caused a girder of the bridge to crack, affecting traffic near the site and putting the bridge at risk of collapsing.
The police had to regulate transport on roads and waterways near the area, and banned people and vehicles from using the bridge.
Deputy Chief of Office of Hải Dương Province’s Traffic Safety Department Vũ Đức Hạnh said the authorities were trying to protect the site while finding ways to remove the ship and to repair the crack. Detailed solutions will be given after the full damage is reported.
The An Thái Bridge spans the An Thái River, connecting National Highway 5 in Kim Thành District to Kinh Môn District. It is a key road connecting Hải Dương and Quảng Ninh provinces.
The An Thái River is also an important waterway in Hải Dương Province. — VNS