ATLANTIC MATE damaged Lock’s gate, Brunsbuettel
Product tanker ATLANTIC MATE at around noon Jan 7 collided with Southern Lock’s gate at Brunsbuettel while transiting Kiel Canal in southern direction, with cargo of naptha. Vessel is said to suffer slight damages, no breach, no leak reported. Gate suffered hole or holes, and became inoperable. Tanker is en route from Klaipeda to Antwerp, as of 1800 UTC Jan 7 she was docked at Brunsbuettel, understood for survey and investigation. Mechanical failure said to be the cuase of the collision.