Reopening of Corinth Canal after landslide delayed

Reopening of Corinth Canal after landslide delayed

Sailors traveling between the gulfs of Corinth and the Saronic will not be able to cut across the Corinth Canal for a couple more days, the company that manages the strait said on Monday.

Corinth Canal SA said that a landslide which shut down the passage will take longer to repair than the original deadline of Tuesday, January 19.

The canal has been closed since Friday, January 15, after a section of its wall near a waste treatment plant on the Peloponnese side subsided, the company said.

It added that “intensive work” is being carried out to restore the canal’s operation “as soon as possible.”

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