The Shipwreck and the Lorelei Traffic Remains Blocked after Rhine Tanker Accident

Nearly a week after a tanker carrying sulfuric acid capsized in a picturesque bend of the Rhine, commercial traffic on the river remains at a standstill. Two of the ship's four crew members are still missing.
Von Mary Beth Warner
The Lorelei statue and the capsized tanker near a narrow bend in the Middle Rhine.

The Lorelei statue and the capsized tanker near a narrow bend in the Middle Rhine.

Foto: WOLFGANG RATTAY/ REUTERS