Russian freighter Alaed allided with lock pier at Kiel Canal

AlaedThe Russian freighter Alaed allided with lock pier at Kiel Canal. The vessel was en route from Suez to Liepaja, Latvia and proceeding through the canal, but during entering the Kiel Holtenau lock lost propulsion power after blackout. The engineers on board succeeded to restart the main engine the resume the power, but duty officer failed to stop the dead inertia and during berthing at the lock proceeded with higher speed. Howerver, the freighter Alaed succeeded to berth, but several fenders were damaged or destroyed. Furtunately neither ship, nor the lock construction suffered any serious damages. The ship released the voyage to Latvia after short investigation and inspection.

Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and now after pollution. The traffic at the Kiel Canal locks was not disturbed at any time.

The freighter Alaed (IMO: 9574999) has overall length of 122.00 m, moulded beam of 20.00 m and maximum draft of 6.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 9,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 7,579 GRT. The vessel was built in 2010 by Zhejiang Aoli Shipyard in Yueqing, China.