Czech transport boat stranded in Dresden to be freed on Monday


A Czech barge stranded in the Elbe River in Dresden should be towed away on Monday, local newspaper Dresden Neueste Nachrichten reported on Friday. The boat, carrying a cargo of 800 tonnes of salt, has been stuck under a bridge since late Monday, blocking other traffic. Previous attempts to suck the salt from the barge so that it could be moved have failed due to the moist conditions which meant the salt clogged in the tubes. The owner of the ship, the European Water Transport company, has sent in a special excavator and other technology to help unload the barge.