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24 October 2023

storm surge

It was a storm surge the likes of which had not been seen on the Baltic Sea coast for over 100 years. The water level in Flensburg harbor rose to 2.27 meters above mean high water.

Fortunately, the ships in the museum harbor - including our Dagmar Aaen - survived the storm unscathed. This fortunate circumstance is especially due to the efforts of some crew members. Thomas and Peter kept watch and took care of the lines and fenders. In the night to Saturday, in which it was particularly bad, Peter was alone on board and has deployed an additional anchor with helpers, because we were worried that the leader lines slip by the high water over the dolphins. In the end, everything held - but the high water makes us think. Our sympathy goes out to all those who have suffered massive damage to boats, houses, facilities etc.