Skipper of Dutch Passenger Ferry Killed in Crash
AMSTERDAM -- Divers have recovered the body of the skipper of a Dutch passenger ferry who was killed when his vessel collided with a German freight ship on a busy waterway near Amsterdam, police say.
National police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek says the skipper is believed to be the only victim of the collision, which capsized the small ferry. Dutch RTV television has identified the victim as 56-year-old Hendrik Plomp.
Zuiderhoek says two crew members of the German freighter Duisburg Ruhrort have been detained for questioning. He says breath tests show they had not consumed alcohol before the crash.
The incident took place Friday morning near the town of Nieuwer Ter Aa, roughly 6 miles south of Amsterdam.