Incident Photo – Two killed as vessels collide in Kiel Canal

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April 15, 2011

The Journal of Commerce has this report of a tragic collision between two vessels transiting Germany’s Kiel Canal in dense fog.

Two seamen were knocked overboard and drowned on Thursday when the UK-flag container ship OOCL Finland collided with the Russian-flag freighter Tyumen-2 on the Kiel Canal in Germany.

The two vessels were approaching each other in dense fog when the OOCL Finland’s bow struck the wheelhouse of the Tyumen-2, tearing it off.

There were four crew members on the wheelhouse deck of the Tyumen-2 at the time of the collision.

The pilot and a channel controller were killed and two crewmen from the Tyumen-2 were seriously injured.

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