[ Post a Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]
 

Re: Welland Problems

From: TomHynes
Location: grandLedge
email:
Remote Name: 98.243.208.96
Date: 12.25.08
Time: 12:56:42 PM

Comments

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

compasshr.gif (2701 bytes)

Return to the Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping home page
Copyright Boatnerd.com  All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Terms of use
             Instructions/FAQ