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Ship enters closed gate of the Holtenau lock in Kiel Canal


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 August 2020 4475

photos posted by Capt. Daniel-Philipp Riehl on LinkedIn

Astonishing and annoying accident in the German Kiel Canal today:

This morning shortly after 5 a.m. local time the vessel “Else” had a collision in the Kiel-Holtenau lock to the Kiel Canal.

The "Else" passed the pilot's boarding position without taking a sea pilot on board and collided from the outside into the closed gate of the new north lock. The bow bored into the metal construction and the ship was stuck for about six hours.

In the meantime, the freighter was towed away, but the lock gate is no longer usable, according to Detlef Wittmüß, head of the Kiel-Holtenau Waterways and Shipping Office.


Only one lock chamber in Kiel-Holtenau still in operation

It is still unclear how the accident could have happened. According to Wittmüß, divers should now examine the damage. Until further notice, only one lock chamber is available. Since the replacement gate is currently being repaired, the lock will probably have to manage with only one chamber for a longer period of time.


The 88-meter long freighter was actually on its way to France.
posted by Capt. Daniel-Philipp Riehl on LinkedIn
posted by Capt. Daniel-Philipp Riehl on LinkedIn
posted by Capt. Daniel-Philipp Riehl on LinkedIn
posted by Capt. Daniel-Philipp Riehl on LinkedIn
Erstaunlicher und ärgerlicher Unfall im deutschen Nord-Ostsee-Kanal heute:
Das Schiff "Else" ist am Morgen kurz nach 5 Uhr Ortszeit in der Schleuse Kiel-Holtenau zum Nord-Ostsee-Kanal in das geschlossene Tor gefahren.
Die "Else" passierte die Boarding-Position der Lotsen, ohne einen Seelotsen an Bord zu nehmen, und kollidierte von See kommend mit dem geschlossenen Tor der neuen Nordschleuse. Der Bug bohrte sich in das Tor und das Schiff steckte etwa sechs Stunden lang fest.
In der Zwischenzeit wurde der Frachter abgeschleppt, aber das Schleusentor ist nach Angaben des Leiters des Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamtes Kiel-Holtenau, Detlef Wittmüß, nicht mehr nutzbar.

Nur noch eine Schleusenkammer in Kiel-Holtenau in Betrieb
Es ist immer noch unklar, wie es zu dem Unfall kommen konnte. Laut Wittmüß sollten nun Taucher den Schaden untersuchen. Bis auf weiteres steht nur eine Schleusenkammer zur Verfügung. Da das Ersatztor derzeit repariert wird, wird die Schleuse wohl längere Zeit mit nur einer Kammer auskommen müssen.
Der 88 Meter lange Frachter war eigentlich auf dem Weg nach Frankreich.
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