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Swedish naval vessel jumps Göta Canal banks

TT/David Landes · 22 Aug 2009, 16:23

Published: 22 Aug 2009 16:23 GMT+02:00

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The accident occured when a Combat Boat 90 traveling at high speed attempted to perform a sudden stop in front of throngs of onlookers at Kanalfest in Söderköping in eastern Sweden.

But something went wrong during the maneuver, sending the Swedish Navy vessel up over the banks of the canal before it skidded to a stop on the ground.

“First the boat went off from the locks toward the E22 motorway bridge. Then it came back at full speed,” Fredrik Jonson, a photographer for Norrköpings Tidningar (NT), told the newspaper.

“The boat began to wobble back and forth and the bow was very low in the water. Then the boat drove right up on land on onto the canal bank.”

The boat came to rest about 50 metres from the crowd of onlookers sat at outdoor tables to watch the day’s exhibitions.

Military spokesperson Anders Kallin told the TT news agency that there were no injuries or damage to equipment as a result of the incident.

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He added that an investigation has been launched to determine exactly what went wrong.

TT/David Landes (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:15 August 22, 2009 by Pacey
They are just rusty I mean the naval officers. Let them have some piece of action and these blips wont happen!!
20:42 August 22, 2009 by La Figaro
I don't think the naval officers are rusty, I think it was just a bit of 'showism' gone wrong.
22:00 August 22, 2009 by Dorset
What can you expect from home guard. Hobby soldiers out for abit of fun :)
22:35 August 22, 2009 by Caribbean guy/Swedish Gal
Well it did stop suddenly :P
08:06 August 23, 2009 by Renfeh Hguh
OMG are they so f.cking stupid...

This is so funny

09:56 August 23, 2009 by Nemesis
A suggestion.

Put wheels on Swedish military boats.
17:41 August 23, 2009 by eZee.se
@Nemesis, hehehe thanks, made me laugh :))
08:56 August 28, 2009 by KarlK
Maybe the navigator was italian. Look at Columbus. He took aim at India but he hit the americas! (Yes I know!! I have a terrible sence of humor)
16:06 October 6, 2009 by beeker
They are a prototype unit of a new secret elite anphibious asault group.
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