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.”