General cargo ship Nordic allided and damaged lock gate in Kiel Canal

NordicThe general cargo ship Nordic allided with lock gate in Kiel Canal. The vessel was bound to Germany towards the North Sea in dense fog, but entered into the Northern Lock with higher speed and crew was not able to stop the dead inertia. The vessel allided with the lock’s gate, inflicting damages on lock’s constructions. The accident was reported to local authorities and general cargo ship Nordic was ordered to remain at the lock until inspection and investigation. It was found the ship did not suffered any damages and was released to resume the voyage to Bremen, Germany. There were no injured people and no water pollution during the collision.

The small Northern Lock in Brunsbuettel was damaged after the accident and was closed to repairs. According to the local authorities, the lock will be opened again on November 14. The traffic was affected, but there were no congestion. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause and circumstances around the accident.

The general cargo ship Nordic (IMO: 9663001) has overall length of 92.20 m, moulded beam of 14.00 m and maximum draft of 4.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,989 GRT. The ship was built in 2013 by Shipkits in the shipyard in Groningen, Netherlands. The manager and owner of the cargo vessel Nordic is Global Seatrade.