Floating swimming pool sinks in Antwerp

18/9/15 – The floating swimming pool in the Kattendijk dock in the port of Antwerp, the so called Bad Boot, has sunk. The swimming pool broke loose from the rest of the ship and disappeared beneath the waters of the dock.

The swimming pool formed an integral part of the ship, but broke away probably as a result of the influx of water into the dock.

Everybody was taken off the boat as the accident happened. Nobody was hurt.

Antwerp fire-fighter Bert Brugghemans: "We're now concentrating on the rest of the ship. The situation is dire."