November 3, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 90 meter long freighter Pollux struck the inner gate at the Norther Lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbuettel, Germany. The lock suffered significant damage and was taken out of service for several hours for repairs. The gate suffered two large dents underwater while the lighting above was demolished. The bow of the Pollux was dented. The Pollux was detained in Brunsbuettel until it could be surveyed and inspected. Authorities has stated that the Pollux had entered the lock at a too high rate of speed. There were no injuries or pollution released. The Pollux was able to continue on its voyage to Kolding, Denmark.