Überlingen (dpa / lsw) - A week after a push boat sank during a storm, the salvage of the wreck from Lake Constance is almost complete. With the help of lifting bags filled with air, divers brought the boat from the bottom of the lake to the surface of the water from a depth of 71 meters near Überlingen on Friday. So far, however, only the stern is above water, said one of the divers involved in the afternoon. The bow should also be lifted out of the water with another lifting bag. After the salvage, the boat with diesel on board was first to be pumped dry and then taken to a port.
According to the police, the ship was attached to a drilling platform near Überlingen, which is used for test drilling to expand the drinking water supply on Lake Constance. The platform had turned due to strong winds, the boat became detached and capsized. After the accident on Friday, small amounts of fuel escaped, but an oil barrier prevented it from spreading in the lake. According to the information, the drinking water supply was not endangered.
It was initially unclear whether the preparations for expanding the drinking water supply would be delayed by the accident. The test drilling in the lake was almost complete when the boat sank, said a spokeswoman for the Bodensee water supply association. "Now it is being considered whether the platform has to go out again at all."