Mandatory tug assistance

29 Feb 2024 / Kiel Canal, Germany

Kiel Canal authorities have announced that from 12.00 hours local time tomorrow (1 March) until 28 March, one tug will be compulsory for all ships with Traffic Group 3 and more entering Brunsbuettel Locks.

Dimensions for Traffic Group 3 are as follows:
- up to 120,00 m LOA & 19,00 m Beam & 6,10 m draft
- up to 140,00 m LOA & 17,00 m Beam & 6,10 m draft

This due to avoid collisions at the remaining operational Big North Lock chamber. The Big South Lock chamber currently under maintenance works.

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Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent

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