River Ems Passage of AIDAluna

Monday, February 23, 2009

In the morning of 21 February 2009, the 69,200-gt club ship AIDAluna left the shipyard Meyer Werft for the North Sea. The Ems barrier was operated to support the passage down the river.

In the midday hours of 21 February around 12 pm, AIDAluna passed the lock in Papenburg. Around 2 pm she reached the needle eye of the Friesen Bridge near Weener. Around 3:30 pm the ship passed the Jann-Berghaus Bridge at Leer. Both bridges have a maximum of 45 meters admission. Due to the ships breadth of 32.2 metres, there were only 6 meters on each side between AIDAluna and the piers.

At approximately 9:30 pm, AIDAluna passed the Ems barrier and reached Emden at around 1 am on Sunday morning.

The Emden Pilot Association was in charge of the passage. AIDAluna passed the river Ems towards the North Sea backwards, assisted by two tugs, since this type of conveyance has proven its worth.

The ship’s cruise on the 70 km long Ems passage is a spectacular event that was witnessed by thousands of bystanders. The AIDAluna will then leave Emden for the sea trials. Delivery of the new vessel will be on 16 March. On 22 March, AIDAluna starts her maiden voyage from Hamburg to Palma de Majorca, where the ship will be christened by top model Franziska Knuppe on 4 April.

The ship will cruise in the Baltic Sea during summer and in the Canaries in winter.

(www.aida.de/aidaluna)

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

AkzoNobel’s Carbon Credits Methodology Wins Award

AkzoNobel’s landmark carbon credits methodology for the shipping industry has won the Best Offsetting Project award in the 2015 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings.

GEORG FORSTER Calls Southampton for the First Time

The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER called England for the first time on July 6th.    With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width,

Research Vessel Concept a first for Voith

The new fisheries research vessel of the Shanghai Ocean University will be a first for Voith in several respects.   It is the first fisheries research vessel

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1131 sec (9 req/sec)