A barge with a length of almost 140 meters rammed the sluice gates on the Moscow canal. The vessel was holed in the side, the gateway is a small defect, which, however, his work is not affected.
In the area of 103 km of Moscow canal near the village Geneva unusual had happened Maritime incident - 140-metre barge rammed the gate of the gateway. The ship itself was damaged length of 80 cm and a width of 2 centimeters. Defects are above the waterline, in consequence of the severe hazard of flooding are not.
When viewed on the gate of the gateway have been identified defects plating, reports "Interfax". Also, was crushed the bridge and damaged strut tie-down fixture. The conflict is not brought to a halt transport hub, no one was hurt.
The specific cause of the accident have yet to learn, however according to our information, the conflict led gaffe when maneuvering. The fact that neither the ship nor the gateway has not received the critical defects, shipping traffic on the Moscow canal was able to continue.
The Moscow canal connects the Moskva river and the Volga. The length of the waterway is 128 km route there are 11 locks. Each airlock has a monotonous dimensions - 290 meters in length and 29 meters in width.
Due to the moderate rate of movement, and the same procedure, through which ships with the passage of each gateway, the method of action for most vessels refined to perfection. But in a similar scheme is always to chance, which can disrupt the movement along transport arteries.
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