Container ship contacted dolphins in Kiel Canal

Container ship ELBSKY contacted several dolphins while transiting Kiel Canal in the morning Oct 13, in Kudensee area, near Brunsbuettel. One dolphin reportedly was destroyed, two damaged. The ship suffered 25-meter long scratches and probably dents, above waterline. She was allowed to resume transit, being en route from Aarhus to Hamburg. She berthed at Hamburg in the afternoon same day.
Container ship ELBSKY, IMO 9412531, dwt 14800, capacity 1025 TEU, built 2011, flag Antigua, manager USC BARNKRUG 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.