The incident occurred on January 13 near the town of St. Goar, located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Two crew members of the vessel were missing. Two other crew members were rescued — they were taken to hospital, but their lives are not in danger.
The vessel is carrying 2.4 tons of sulfuric acid. The police say that the threat of the acid got into the Rhine, no.
What was the cause of the accident is unknown.
In western Germany melted snow and rain led to the fact that the water level in the rivers was higher than usual. At the same time the place where the ship capsized, known for its volatile tendencies.
Shipping on the Rhine is being discontinued by the decision of the authorities. The ban on the movement of the vessels will be in force until the end of the search and rescue operation.