German freighter collided with Lock’s control center, Kiel

General cargo ship BBC AMETHYST struck control center of Kiel-Holtenau Lock, Kiel, at around 0645 LT Apr 7, while entering Kiel Canal, en route from Sweden to Rotterdam. Reportedly, the ship was moving at too high speed to be stopped safely. Center’s roof was damaged, but Lock wasn’t closed down. The ship was said to sustain slight damages, and allowed to continue Canal transit. BBC AMETHYST transited Canal and docked at Rotterdam on Apr 9.
General cargo ship BBC AMETHYST, IMO 9504724, dwt 14453, built 2012, flag Antigua, manager BRIESE HEAVYLIFT GMBH & CO KG (EQUASIS).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.