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The Zuiderdam is currently being prevented from sailing away from Kiel , Germany . Protesters in boats have moved next to the ship blockading us from leaving .

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That is for the Birds.  What is the issue?

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I’m not getting any results in a search.  Seems the media don’t know about it yet.

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Jeff Farshman is on the Zuiderdam as well but his blog says he is going on an Eastern European adventure today so he has probably missed this.

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Just a guess but possibly a "we don't want your ships and all you tourists that come with it" protest?  I see they've done similar in other places (e.g., Venice, Barcelona, Majorca). 

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Looking at the webcam, she's still moored and all looks calm...

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22 minutes ago, zelker said:

Just a guess but possibly a "we don't want your ships and all you tourists that come with it" protest?  I see they've done similar in other places (e.g., Venice, Barcelona, Majorca). 

I agree this is most likely.  Shaking my head though, they don't want the tourists but won't let them leave....seems kind of backwards lol.  

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Oh my gosh. Hope this doesn't delay the Z's arrival in Copenhagen. My good friends are embarking there tomorrow, and I'm planning to enjoy tht cruise vicariously! :)

 

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This seems odd for that type of behavior right now.  I was in Kiel May 5 and there is a new berth at the terminal either open or very close to opening.  I wonder if some are protesting the expansion, though it's a bit late for that.

 

Roy

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Posted (edited)

A Youtube where you can sort of see some small canoes and small boats near the pier:

 

 

Edited by 0bnxshs

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It's been about three hours since the protesters began their sitzkrieg and the Captain announced that our arrival time is not compromised as of now .

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1 hour ago, Moriah said:

Oh my gosh. Hope this doesn't delay the Z's arrival in Copenhagen. My good friends are embarking there tomorrow, and I'm planning to enjoy tht cruise vicariously! 🙂

What announcements have been made from the bridge/ Captain?

 

 

Hope Zuiderdam will be safely on her way very soon

 

 

Sorry I posted my question before I saw the post of  the captain's comment

 

 

sail.noordam@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by sail7seas

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Good Lord.  I would seriously consider the safety and security of that port if the protesters could actually get to this point:

 

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Wow!  What if they attempt to board the ship?  This thing could rapidly escalate.  

 

Roz

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1 hour ago, 0bnxshs said:

 

 

OMG!!!  There are people hanging from the ropes that tie the ship to the docks!!!!!!!!

 

Joanie

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Time to start letting go lines and let them swim for their lives?

 

Roy

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Yikes!  This is the first time I've ever seen anybody hanging on the lines . . . not only dangerous, but stupid.  There are other ways of protesting.

 

Smooth Sailing!🙂 🙂🙂

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3 minutes ago, Moriah said:

 

The webcam here I don't see the Z. Do you have a link to a different camera?

https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/germany/schleswig-holstein/port-of-kiel.html

 

 

4 minutes ago, Moriah said:

 

The webcam here I don't see the Z. Do you have a link to a different camera?

https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/germany/schleswig-holstein/port-of-kiel.html

 

Use webcam Schwedenkai, and wait until the camera goes all the way to the right, you can see her clearly..

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Found the webcam: https://www.portofkiel.com/webcam-en.html

 

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