Collision in Kiel Canal Causes Damage

A German containership has been damaged after being struck from behind by another cargo ship in the Kiel Canal. The incident occurred Friday morning in the Brunsbüttel locks involving the Vera Rambow, which was hit in the stern by the general cargo ship Nordana Sky after both vessels had just transited the canal. An AIS replay of the incident shows Vera … [Read more...]

German Warship Collides With Containership in Kiel Canal

A German warship a collided with a containership in Germany's Kiel Canal Wednesday morning, causing damage to both vessels. Reports say the German Navy frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern collided with the Cyprus-flagged containership Nordic Bremen at approximately 3:44 a.m. local time. The containership was moored in Kiel following the collision, while … [Read more...]

Kiel Canal Gate Severely Damaged in Ship Collision [Incident Video]

A major blow for shipping through Germany's Kiel Canal today after a cargo ship crashed into a floodgate as it entered the north chamber of the lock complex in Brunsbüttel, causing extensive damage that is likely to take weeks to repair. The video below shows the moment of impact as the freighter crashed into the gate. The ship is the Cypriot-flagged MV Saint George, … [Read more...]

Kiel Canal Lock Gate Severely Damaged by Ship Strike, Full Replacement Needed

A cargo ship struck a lock gate in a chamber of the Kiel Canal in Germany on Monday, causing damage so severe that the gate will need to be replaced entirely. The Waterways and Shipping Office in Holtenau reports that a large seagoing vessel allided with the sliding lock gate in the Great Northern Chamber located at the north end of the Kiel Canal at approximately 11:45 a.m. … [Read more...]

MV Siderfly Removed from Germany’s Kiel Canal – UPDATE

Update for Thursday, November 7, 2013: The MV Siderfly remains moored near Brunsbüttel within the Kiel Canal, according to AIS data. A statement by US-based T&T Salvage, which headed the salvaged operation, said that the vessel was safely towed Wednesday to the South Quay at Brunsbüttel for inspection and temporary repairs. T&T Salvage added that following the … [Read more...]