Belgrade, January 16 (MTI) – Hungary is sending two icebreakers to Serbia to help efforts on the frozen Danube, Serbian public television reported on Monday.
As Serbia has only a single icebreaker, it asked neighbouring Hungary for help, as it did in previous years.
Shipping has been banned on the Danube and the Sava as both rivers have been frozen almost along their entire sections in Serbia, it said.
Croatia placed a similar request with Hungary last weekend.Photo: MTI
The competent Hungarian authority told MTI that the two icebreakers would be used along the joint Serbia-Croatian section of the Danube, between Hungary’s southern border and Vukovar.
The two ships stationed in Baja left bay on Monday morning with a total staff of 15 and are set to start their mission on Tuesday morning, the authority said.