The Corinth Canal remains closed to marine traffic after big rocks fell into the water due to landslides on Monday. The Greek Coast Guard immediately decided to close the Canal for ship and yacht passage. An impressive drone footage by group Up Drones shows the whole damage that has immense impact to the maritime world.
According to a statement issued by the managing company on Tuesday (Feb 27 2018), the canal will remain closed for at least 15 days.
Footage shot by Up Drones
The landslide occurred at 04:00 p.m. Monday, 26. February 2018, the company is charge of the Corinth Canal said in a statement, adding that it immediately closed the Canal to marine traffic.
The landslide occurred on the Peloponnese side.
The Coast Guard has prohibited ships from crossing the Canal, and will now have to sail around the southern and western Peloponnese.
The Canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Its construction was completed on 25 July 1893 after eleven years’ work.
It is 6.4 kilometers long and only 21.4 meters wide at its base.