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Status of the storm that hit the port

January 3, 2024

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A very strong easterly storm has hit Grenaa harbor today. The storm has increased in strength in the afternoon hours.

Powerful waves have destroyed the bulwark

The waves have therefore been so strong that they have unfortunately destroyed a small part of the bulwark on the South Pier. This meant that for a period of time, massive water masses entered the harbor area, which, among other things, "hit" Stena Line's marshalling areas and the adjacent roads.

After the damage was discovered, the port's employees immediately set about trying to repair it. They succeeded with the construction of a concrete wall made of concrete blocks, the result of which can be seen in the photo here.

This has apparently and fortunately helped the situation so that since the wall was completed, the water levels in the harbor have not risen any further.

This, along with another emergency solution, where we tried to divert some of the water through the southern railing and out into Grenaaen, has also helped the situation.

People who have been working at the port for many years have told us today that this is the worst storm they have experienced in the last 40 years. The storm is thus a good proof of the massive forces from the sea we have been and are up against.

Waves will decrease in power, strength and height

According to the latest weather forecasts, the wind should shift more to the north in the coming hours, which will also mean that the waves will decrease in power, strength and height.

Fortunately, there has not been high tide today, which has meant that our harbor basins in Sydhavnen have not had any water over the quays.

Developments are closely monitored

The above measures mean that we have the necessary control over the situation, but we will of course continue to monitor developments very closely.

Update at 20:40, January 3, 2024.

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