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Container ship suffered significant damage in allision
Enroute from Riga to Bremerhaven the "Vera Rambow" was hit into the stern in an allision with the "Nordana Sky" in the Kiel Canal locks of Brunsbüttel in the morning of Feb 5, 2016. The "Vera Rambow“ had entered the northern lock at 10 a.m. and berthed at the middle wall. The "Nordana Sky" which was following could not stop in time and smashed into the stern of the container ship, tearing a hole of some meters length in the waterline region. The "Nordana Sky" was enroute from St. Petersburg to the Suez Canal and suffered significant damage too. Both ships were detained for investigations. The "Vera Rambow" left the Brunsbüttel locks at 1.15 p.m. and was diverted to Hamburg where she berthed at Steinwerder 1-3 ex United Container Terminal to unload its cargo. The "Nordana Sky" berthed at the South Quay in Brunsbüttel at 9.30 a.m.
Canal closure victim sent to government reception
The "Vera Rambow" was unexpectedly diverted from its voyage Kotka-Rotterdam to the Norwegen Quay in Kiel on Apr 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. where members of the German Government attended the Annual Maritime Conference at that time. The company Unifeeder was one of the victims of the closures of the Brunsbüttel locks of the Kiel Canal due to the lack of maintenance, and the responsible German traffic minister Ramsauer was present at the reception in the terminal building. The survey ship "Alkor" and the German corvette "Erfurt" which would according to plan have paraded as a back drop for the reception in the Norwegen Quay had to remain berthed at the quay. The demonstration ended around 8 p.m. and the ship finally headed for the Kiel Canal. Photos: http://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1377#p88112Upload News