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Corinth Canal Temporarily Closed

Feb 26th 18


A rockfall resulting from bad weather on Monday, February 26, has temporarily shut down Greece’s Corinth Canal.  


A Greek coastguard official told Reuters, “The coastguard was notified today, went to the spot and after seeing the landslide, banned ships from sailing.”  


According to the official, it will take roughly 15 days to restore the canal, while a spokesperson for the operating company told press the canal will reopen in a week. 


At 6.4 kilometers long and 21.5 meters wide, the Canal witnesses roughly 11,000 vessels a year passing through its waters transiting between southern Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. 


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