German freighter damaged in Lock while leaving Kiel Canal

Car carrier MAIN HIGHWAY reportedly contacted Northern Lock wall in Brunsbuettel, while leaving Kiel Canal after southbound transit, in the evening Feb 8. The ship said to sustain hull breach above waterline, was allowed to leave Lock in about an hour and a half after accident, resumed sailing to Cuxhaven, her port of destination.
Car carrier MAIN HIGHWAY, IMO 9179983, GT 9233, built 1998, flag Cyprus, manager KESS Germany.



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