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Germany's Kiel canal partially reopened following collision

9:03 AM MDT | October 31, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The Kiel canal, which runs across Germany and connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, has partially reopened, following a collision between two ships. The collision took place on 28 October between a coastal freighter carrying fertilizer and a liquefied petroleum gas tanker. The freighter suffered damage to the hull, with two holes measuring three by five meters, and began listing. The damaged freighter has been stabilized, being fixed by chains to the bank and supported there by three tugs. Ships up to a length of 140 meters are now permitted to slowly pass...

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