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Lock in Kiel-Holtenau is back in operation after accident


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 4 September 2020 229 -

photo above and full text by WSA Kiel-Holtenau from 04.09.2020

According to WSA Kiel-Holtenau from today: The northern chamber of the Great Lock has been put back into operation. Both chambers are available to the shipping industry.

On 29.08.2020 at approx. 05:10 hrs the freighter "Else" entered the fjord-side lock gate of the northern chamber of the big lock in Kiel-Holtenau without any brakes.

The divers' examinations showed that the air tanks of the gate were not damaged.
The damaged gate is removed, replaced by a spare gate and swum out to the repair site. There the damage will be further examined.
photo by WSA Kiel-Holtenau
photo by WSA Kiel-Holtenau
photo by WSA Kiel-Holtenau
photo by WSA Kiel-Holtenau
Massive damage - photo by René Hartung
Massive damage - photo by René Hartung
Massive damage - photo by René Hartung
Massive damage - photo by René Hartung
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