Offshore support vessel Red 7 Alliance collided with the lock’s gate in Kiel Canal

Offshore support vessel Red 7 Alliance struck the gate of southern Lock, Kiel Canal, in Brunsbuettel in the morning Jan 17, reportedly at high speed, due to engine failure. The gate was seriously damaged and became inoperable. Vessel suffered a breach in the bow area with ensuing water ingress, which was controlled by the vessels’ pump. Red 7 Alliance was towed to Brunsbuettel for survey and investigation.

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