River Ems Conveyance of Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure | Emsüberführung (Ems River conveyance) (Credit: Ems -Dollart Media)

The cruise ship Spirit of Adventure for the British shipping company Saga Cruises is leaving to leave Papenburg on Sunday, 30 August 2020 and will be transferred to Emden on the River Ems.

From Emden, the ship will later set off for the technical and nautical trials in the North Sea. The delivery of the ship is planned for the next few weeks and will be closely coordinated with Saga Cruises.

The Spirit of Adventure will be sailing backwards again in the direction of the North Sea with the assistance of two tugs. This type of transfer has proven to be a good choice due to its better manoeuvrability.

The following schedule applies to the Ems passage, which may be postponed at short notice depending on weather and tidal conditions:

Sunday, 30 August 2020

approx. 13:00 Ship in waiting position (Papenburg)
approx. 14:00 Passing the sea lock (Papenburg)
approx. 16:35 Passing the Friesenbrücke (Weener)
approx. 18:35 Passing the Jann-Berghaus Brücke (Leer)
approx. 23:45 Passage Ems barrier (Gandersum)

Monday, 31 August 2020

approx. 01:00 Passing the Emden sea lock

All information is subject to wind and weather conditions, water levels and therefore without guarantee. Time shifts are possible at short notice!

The transfer of the ship is carried out by the team of the Pilot Brotherhood Emden. This year the number of people on board is significantly reduced, taking into account the Corona prevention. The transfer team always trains the manoeuvre on the computer-controlled simulator in Wageningen (Netherlands) to be even better prepared. The passage of the Spirit of Adventure over the Ems will be carried out with the support of the Ems barrier. Further information on the barrage can be found at www.nlwkn.niedersachsen.de.

The 58,250 gross tonnage cruise ship has room for 999 passengers. She is the second ship MEYER WERFT is building for Saga Cruises.

(Saga Cruises, Meyer Werft)


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