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Kiel Canal is reopened for shipping after collision (1th Dec 2022)


published on 1 December 2022 546 -

Effects on shipping traffic:

  • The Kiel Canal was reopened without restrictions for shipping traffic in both directions on Wednesday evening.
  • In the meantime, more than 30 ships were waiting, according to the Waterways and Shipping Authority (WSA).
  • Dozens of ships heading for Kiel were also stuck in the canal.
  • In Brunsbüttel (Dithmarschen district) and Kiel-Holtenau, no more ships were allowed into the canal in the meantime. According to the WSA, one ship was stuck in the Brunsbüttel lock.
  • Several ships have taken the alternative route around Skagen because of the temporary closure.
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