The Locks of IJmuiden.

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.07 pm

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.30 pm

The pilots Kees van Heeringen (l) and Rob Gerrits (r) of Loodswezen Amsterdam-IJmond expertly maneuvered the bulk carrier  ‘Cape Century’ in the locks of IJmuiden. The bulk carrier is 289 meters long and 45 meters wide. The locks are the connection between the North Sea and the Noordzeekanaal to Amsterdam. The ‘Noordersluis’, the biggest lock of IJmuiden, is 400 meters long and 50 meters wide.