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Accident in the lock Kiel-Holtenau from Saturday: The official investigations begin


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 31 August 2020 4306

All photos with the kind permission of Peter Jakob. Found on Twitter.

Following the crash on 29.08.2020, the official investigations into the accident are now beginning on site.
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
The motor vessel "Else" damaged the gate of the Kiel-Holtenau lock at 5:00 a.m. on 29 August when it entered the closed gate without a pilot. The vessel didn‘t stop at pilot boarding position, proceeding without a pilot with same speed on GPS-track into closed lock.

A red light clearly signals when the lock gate is closed and entry is prohibited.
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
photo by Peter Jakob
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Video Vessel "ELSE" crashes into closed lock gate in Kiel-Holtenau on 29.08.2020

Shortly after 5 a.m. local time the vessel “Else” had a collision in the Kiel-Holtenau lock to the Kiel Canal.
The "Else" subject to pilotage 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.
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