Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Annual testing operations of the storm surge barrier to affect traffic in the Hartelkanaal and the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) at the Port of Rotterdam.
Port news, Published:

Passage at the surge barrier in the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) will be obstructed starting from Saturday, 9 September 2017 approximately 1430 hrs LT until Sunday, 10 September 2017 approximately 0545 hrs LT, shorter if possible or longer if necessary. Passage at the surge barrier in the Hartelkanaal will be obstructed from Saturday, 9 September 2017 approximately 1400 hrs LT until approximately 2300 hrs LT.

During this period no ships or other objects will be allowed within a distance of 300 meters on both sides of each surge barrier. Furthermore, it will not be possible to use the Hartelsluis (Hartel Lock) on Saturday, 9 September 2017 from 0830 hrs LT to 2300 hrs LT. Vessels approaching from seaward and heading for the Calandkanaal and/or the Beerkanaal will be allowed to proceed as normal. 

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