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Many locks have arrestor cables that protect the lock gates from being rammed by a ship. They are lowered across the lock on a boom and secured in place. If hit, they will hopefully slow the ship enough that it doesn't hit the gates. If the cables aren't working then extra efforts are often required to keep the ship under control entering or leaving the locks: slower speeds, more cables out,etc. Here are a few photos. http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/special/welland/teacamsea-arrestorwide3.jpg http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/special/welland/teacamsea-arrestordropped.jpg http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/special/welland/teacamsea-arrestorwide.jpg http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/special/welland/teacamsea-arrestordrum.jpg
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