Cargo ship contacted lock gate, both damaged, Kiel Canal

General cargo ship RIMINI contacted Lock’s gate while entering Kiel Canal in Brunsbuettel, in the evening May 17. Ship and gate were damaged, RIMINI was berthed after exiting lock in Brunsbuettel, Canal side. As of 0700 UTC May 19, the ship was still at Brunsbuettel. Gate reportedly, sustained serious damages and became inoperable. RIMINI is or was en route from Rotterdam to Rostock with ETA May 19. RIMINI suffered hull damages in stb fore area, see pic. All photos full-scale
General cargo ship RIMINI, IMO 9421635, dwt 2600, built 2008, flag Netherlands, manager Amasus Shipping.



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