The Kiel Canal in Germany was closed on 28th October following a collision between the 116m long and 5,831gt/200 built gas carrier Coral Ivory and the 100m long coastal freighter Siderfly. The 2,882gt/1985 built Siderfly was on her way from Brunsbüttel to Antwerp while the Coral Ivory had just left a berth near Brunsbüttel bound for Uusikaupunki in Finland when the collision occurred at around 03.00 local time. After swinging back out in to the canal the AIS track for the Coral Ivory indicated that she was caught by a strong gust of wind that contributed to the collision.
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