Sunday, August 23, 2009

Swedish vessel runs aground in canal

Posted on: Saturday, 22 August 2009, 21:32 CDT
A Swedish navy boat made an unexpected landing Saturday when it ran up on shore during a festival in Soderkoping, a witness said.
A Combat Boat 90 was traveling at high speed and attempted to stop suddenly in front of the audience at Kanalfest along the Gota Canal. Instead of stopping, the vessel bounced over the banks of the canal and skidded until it stopped, The Local reported
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The boat began to wobble back and forth and the bow was very low in the water. Then the boat drove right up on land onto the canal bank, Fredrik Jonson, a photographer for Norrkopings Tidningar, said.
It stopped about 50 feet from the crowd.
The Navy said it was investigating the incident.
Source: United Press International

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