Limitation of navigation on the Rhine due to Low Water
Zwijndrecht, 15.10.2016 – Unfortunately, water level forecasts still do not expect positive developments in the near future.
It is expected that in the next few days the water level at the Kaub gauge will fall below 60 cm and the Ruhrort gauge below 2.00 m. As a result navigation on the Rhine is becoming increasingly limited.
We are making every effort to enable our fleet to continue to sail for as long as navigational conditions permit. However, if water levels continue to fall, the point will eventually be reached at which navigation can no longer safely take place. Navigation south of the Kaub gauge is likely to be affected before navigation at the Ruhrort gauge.