Einfahrt in den Nord-Ostsee-Kanal
Hi Robert, Eichler Nautical School. Time and again there are doubts about the correct driving behavior in the area of the locksKiel Canal. First things first: this is one of the busiest, man-built waterways in the world and one is not set up for sport boats. It is an economical route for shipping companies to cover short distances between the north and the west. The Baltic Sea and us sports boat drivers are with us. So follow the big boys rules and don't think I'm a taxpayer here that's it for me If you look at these fees that are incurred there, if they are incurred at all, that's constantly changing, even the options for payment, if they arise, are ridiculous in relation to the costs that this channel produces.
So we are the little lights and we play by the rules of the big ones. That is number one. Number two: if we're coming from Cuxhaven, we're coming from here on the left, in the west image. So the request is that you cross the Elbe here to get here to the waiting room.recruit Only in exceptional cases one comes from the other side here on the north side and comes from here. They are not ready for that. This is the preliminary route for larger vehicles that are in the west in a sp.driver change performed by channel driver changes.
So this is definitely the worst way. It is better to walk the more difficult path along the southern buoys of the green buoys, then cross the Elbe and stay here in the so-called waiting room. Lay people now understand a waiting room as something with a roof above it. You can just sit. Everything is wide open here. And the normal thing is that with the wind and electricity you can also be in different directions. So this is the outgoing ebb current and this is our standard west to southwest wind. So there's a decent wave here. There are quite a few people who throw up in this waiting room because they are just hanging on the ups and downs of the waves.
But that can take a while. Again: We play by the rules of the greats and not when will it be my turn? Second: radio communications. On the nautical chart you will find the entry indicating the lock management via VHF channel 13 and curiously as Kiel Canal One. That has grown historically. Today one would always say that the thing should be called Brunsbüttel according to GMDSS. No, then it's just a channel one from Kiel on channel 13. But there are no radios here either, just check if others have already been on the radio. Talk at the latest from 59 I switch to channel 13 and listen to it.
Then I hear that the first, second and third have already been reported and I just hear Nothing is more annoying for lock operators than the same hectic question 25 times to answer, because there were already other ships. So listen first and report back if necessary. Callsigns and the like don't matter at all. You say your type of vehicle and say where it is located. So if one communicates by radio, that would be the example of my ship Kiel
Kanal eins wound is the Helgoland Express sailing yacht in the holding room at 64, we would like to lock it up, similar to what is planned on the interior radio from the principles and then gets an answer.
Here in the middle, next to the big X, has been the construction site of the fifth for years. Chamber. To the west-northwest of that are the new locks, to the southeast of that are the old Locks. 99% of the time, a pleasure boater will go through the old locks, depending on the condition of the locks, gates and the like. Unfortunately, everything has been saved for decades. Most people already know the rest from their sports boat license. If you don't have a radio, pay attention to traffic light signals. He sees great light signals here. The eastern light pole controls the eastern locks.
The western light pole controls the western locks. The combinations that appear there are explained in the respective nautical chart. The simplest signal is a flashing white light. So on, on, on, on, off. On, on, on, off. English abbreviation oc. And then there is the request to go east or west in front of the cameras. You walk and in front of the same cameras you see the same red sign or the white lamp, which almost draws you in. And then go into the lock. There is also detailed information through a link that we have here below. They have published A well done brochure of the administration of the channel, where you can consult many things.
And not the worst only for anxious minds. Just ask who drives around in the circle of friends and just move on. So you are a guest on this ship, he just sees and looks at all the stress, but he is not himself an actor within this stress. good ride.