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TOPIC: Closures in Germany

Closures in Germany 11 May 2020 18:38 #115883

The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV; Germany) announces:
Corona crisis: Maintenance of task completion; Adjustment of operating times
(update from May 8th, 2020)

Summary: With priority on the core network and access to the coastal ports, the operation of the locks on all federal waterways is ensured as much as possible in the amount of 24 or 16 hours a day and maintained for at least 10 hours a day. For locks outside the core network, operation is maintained for 8 hours a day. The operating times also apply to pleasure craft.
(Source with details to each waterway (in German): www.elwis.de/DE/Startseite/05-2020-Betriebszeiten-Auflassunghaltung-Aufhabenerledigung.html )
(Translated with the help of Google translator)

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Closures in Germany 02 Apr 2020 13:06 #115068

Official message of the German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) from 2nd april 2020:

Usability of the federal waterways in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV), as the federal authority, can only make statements regarding the traffic use of the federal waterways as a traffic route.
At present, the use of the federal waterways for commercial purposes and for the purpose of sport and leisure shipping is not prohibited for traffic reasons.
Please note the restrictions of the responsible state authorities for protection against and containment of the corona virus.
Aspects of the entry and exit regulations as well as infection protection laws and prohibitions, also with regard to port closures by port authorities or private operators, must be assessed and answered by the responsible federal and state authorities.
(Translated with the help of Google translator)

Original text in German:
Nutzbarkeit der Bundeswasserstraßen in Zeiten der COVID-19-Pandemie
Die Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (WSV) kann als Bundesbehörde nur Aussagen zu der verkehrlichen Inanspruchnahme der Bundeswasserstraßen als Verkehrsweg treffen.
Derzeit ist die Nutzung der Bundeswasserstraßen sowohl für gewerbliche Zwecke als auch zum Zweck der Sport- und Freizeitschifffahrt aus verkehrlichen Gründen nicht verboten.
Bitte beachten Sie aber Einschränkungen der zuständigen Landesbehörden zum Schutz vor und zur Eindämmung des Coronavirus.
Aspekte der Ein- und Ausreisebestimmungen sowie infektionsschutzrechtliche Ge- und Verbote, auch hinsichtlich Hafenschließungen durch Hafenbehörden oder private Betreiber, sind von den zuständigen Bundes- und Landesbehörden zu beurteilen und zu beantworten.
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Closures in Germany 28 Mar 2020 13:20 #114966

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The Haren-Rütenbrock-Kanal is closed probably to May, 3rd. Please ask in advance: 0049-5932-406-174
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Closures in Germany 21 Mar 2020 10:58 #114707

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So far most waterways remain open.
However, marinas and leisure ports are (mostly?) closed. Locks may have different operating hours and some have been closed indefinitely.

A full list of closures and up-to-date information can be found here: www.elwis.de/DE/dynamisch/mvc/main.php?modul=nfb
Tick the box labeled "Sperren/Betriebssperren/Teilweise Sperre" for closures only and hit "Suche starten...".
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