Freighter damaged Lock’s gate in collision, Russian Inner Waterways

General cargo vessel MAKS collided with lower gate of Svirstroy Lock, Svir river, while ballasting from Petrozavodsk to S-Petersburg after repairs, northwest Russian Inner Waterways. Reportedly, vessel suufered little or no damages, while Lock’s gate was torn. Vessel was berthed at lock or near lock, for pending investigation. Control failure named as collision cause, vessel failed to reverse to astern speed.

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