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Vessel "ELSE" crashes into closed lock gate in Kiel-Holtenau on 29.08.2020


published on 31 August 2020 1603

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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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Kiel, Germany
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