General cargo vessel Amadeus Amethist collided with bridge at IJzerlaan in Albertkanaal, Belgium, at around 2230 LT on Tuesday (May 31).

The Netherlands-flagged vessel got stuck under the bridge, suffering heavy damages. Judging from photos, released by a local media the vessel’s superstructure is severely damaged.

Cargo Ship Amadeus Amethist Crushed Under Bridge, Belgium

One of the eight crew members was seriously injured, he was taken to hospital.

Bridge traffic is closed. Vessel was freed from under the bridge, and secured alongside the canal. Cause of an accident yet unknown. Vessel was en route from Antwerp to Genk, Belgium.