A vessel blocked the Rhine River after suffering a technical fault, yet another glitch for the key waterway that has become difficult to navigate because of drought.
A section of the river between St. Goar and Oberwesel was closed, a spokesman for the WSA water authority said on Wednesday morning. That’s on a narrow part of the river near the closely watched Kaub chokepoint.
The blockage occurred just as the water level at Kaub is starting to edge higher. After falling as low as 30 centimeters (11.8 inches)