Ahoy Captain Rosik!
The BM 5247 is on its way to Poland.
Wladi reciprocated with a happy smile, waving gladly as he left the harbour of Schnackenburg. So this was the happy ending of an involuntary stop that had started so disastrously on 21st March 2003.
Once again, I wish to thank all those who have helped Wladi. Special thanks go to the donors whose names are being published on the website, to the THW-volunteers, to the members of the voluntary fire brigade, to the Red Cross and to those who donated and collected money „on the spot“ in Schnackenburg, during the salvage operation.
All of them have made contributions to help an individual human being and in doing so have proven that helpfulness and commitment across national borders create a friendly and amicable climate in Europe.
P. S. Wladi even received a phone call from a man in China (speaking to him in German, though) who congratulated Wladi on the salvage and who wished him the very best for the future.