The Water Bus, a form of water-borne taxi crashed into a pontoon near St Anneke at 6AM. The weather is believed to have played a major role. Gert Ickx of the Antwerp Port Company: “There was a lot of rain and wind. As a result the Water Bus hit the floating pier.”
Federal police report that nobody suffered life-threatening injuries.
“One member of the crew had to be lifted off the vessel in a horizontal position using a crane because his back was injured” says Gert Ickx.
The Water Bus was later able to sail on under its own steam without passengers. People wishing to catch a Water Bus should check the app or the Water Bus website to see if their service is running.