Container ship contacted Lock’s wall, Kiel Canal

Container ship WYBELSUM contacted Lock’s central wall in Brunsbuettel in the evening Sep 15, in the process of entering Lock for northbound transit. Understood ship’s portside stern damaged wall, but all in all, damages, both Lock’s and ship’s were not serious. WYBELSUM was allowed to resumed transit soon after accident, she completed transit by 0000 UTC Sep 16, and continued her voyage from Rotterdam to S-Petersburg, Russia. Lock remained operational.
Container ship WYBELSUM, IMO 9386976, dwt 17083, capacity 1402 TEU, built 2008, flag Gibraltar, manager BRIESE SCHIFFAHRTS GMBH & CO (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.