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Old 26-02-2018, 12:59   #1
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Corinth Channel closed

It looks bad:

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Dont have enough band width for utube...what happened??
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Corinth Canal: Closing for marine traffic after storms cause landslide | The Greek Observer

Corinth Canal: Closing for marine traffic after storms cause landslide

The Shipping Ministry announced that the Corinth Canal closed for marine traffic on Monday and will remain closed for about 15 days after intense storms and bad weather caused a landslide.

Images in Greek media showed rocks had broken off and dropped into the sea along with mud. The Coast Guard has prohibited ships from crossing the Canal, and will now have to sail around the southern and western Peloponnese.

The Canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Its construction was completed on 25 July 1893 after eleven yearsí work. It is 6.4 kilometers long and only 21.4 meters wide at its base.
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Old 27-02-2018, 00:50   #4
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Thatís such a scary looking channel. Build before health and safety officers existed. I wonder how many boats are hit by falling rocks.
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Thatís such a scary looking channel. Build before health and safety officers existed. I wonder how many boats are hit by falling rocks.
Been thru it and no big deal - a lot of the world does not want a nanny state
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I was interested to see the amount of current flowing around the rocks in the video. I thought there was a lock on the eastern end of the canal to control the current, is this not the case?
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Current looks bad because the huge rocks that came down have constricted flow. These are some monster rocks. There is no way anything could get through this unless it was a paddleboard or kayak. I wonder how they deal with these rocks?
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Good question, Alan. I was thinking a BIG crane, but maybe, dynamite followed by a bucket dredge.

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Ach..!!! Its just a big ditch really..
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I was interested to see the amount of current flowing around the rocks in the video. I thought there was a lock on the eastern end of the canal to control the current, is this not the case?
No no lock just a bridge that goes down for the ships and boats to pass over.

And yes the current is strong, maybe 1.5 to 2kt. Only boats that can make 6k or over are authorized to pass and I had once a disagreeable experience with a ship coming closer. Almost full engine and the my boat was making just a bit over 5K!!!
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No no lock just a bridge that goes down for the ships and boats to pass over.

And yes the current is strong, maybe 1.5 to 2kt. Only boats that can make 6k or over are authorized to pass and I had once a disagreeable experience with a ship coming closer. Almost full engine and the my boat was making just a bit over 5K!!!
and I bet canal control was yelling at you to speed up - we had a slow boat in front of us and I got to close and backed off a bit and next thing I knew the radio came alive with canal control telling me to speed up -
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and I bet canal control was yelling at you to speed up - we had a slow boat in front of us and I got to close and backed off a bit and next thing I knew the radio came alive with canal control telling me to speed up -
I had a tug, that was ahead of the cargo ship, that come so close to my stern, that I could tell them without radio that I could not go faster LOL.
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Sounds like many have had the same experience..we got the speed up request as well.
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