Minden Waterways and Shipping Office - Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Minden

Minden Waterways and Shipping Office
(WSA Minden)

Image authority
State level Bund
position Local authority
Supervisory authority Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping
founding 1. November 1949
resolution 5th February 2020
Headquarters Everything - Nordstadt
Authority management Henning Buchholz
Web presence wsa-minden.de

The Minden Waterways and Shipping Office (WSA Minden) was a waterways and shipping office in Germany. It belonged to the service area of ​​the General Directorate for Waterways and Shipping , formerly Waterways and Shipping Directorate Central .

By merging the waterways and shipping authorities in Minden, Braunschweig and Uelzen , the new waterways and shipping authorities in the Mittelland Canal / Elbe Lateral Canal were merged on February 5, 2020 .

The Waterways and Shipping Office operated an information center at the Minden waterway intersection as part of its public relations work .

The mechanical engineering center is located in the service building of the former waterways and shipping office .

Area of ​​responsibility

Minden waterway intersection
Mittelland Canal at the Minden waterway intersection
Minden shaft lock
View into the lower lock

In 1978, when the federal water and shipping administration was reformed, the Minden-Weser, Minden-Mittelland Canal and Osnabrück water and shipping offices were merged to form the Minden water and shipping office, and the boundaries with the neighboring offices were redefined. Thereafter, the area of ​​responsibility comprised the Mittelland Canal from Bergeshövede (km 0.0) to Sachsenhagen (km 128.14), the Ibbenbüren and Osnabrück branch canals , the Minden waterway intersection with the connecting canals north and south to the Weser and the Weser from Großenwieden (km 154.0 ) to Petershagen (km 213.0).

Area of ​​responsibility

The tasks of the Minden Waterways and Shipping Office included:

Outskirts

The Minden Waterways and Shipping Office included suburbs in Bramsche , Bad Essen , Minden and the Minden building yard.

  • The Bramsche suburb was responsible for the Mittelland Canal from km 0.0 to km 43.2, the Ibbenbüren branch canal and the Osnabrück branch canal with the Hollage and Haste locks .
  • The outskirts of Bad Essen were responsible for the Mittelland Canal from km 43.2 to km 90.0.
  • The outer district of Minden was responsible for the Mittelland Canal from km 90.0 to km 128.14 (border to the official area of ​​the former Waterways and Shipping Office Braunschweig ), the waterway cross Minden with the connecting canals north and south to the Weser and the shaft lock Minden , the Upper and Unteren Schleuse Minden and the Weser from km 154.0 (border to the official area of ​​the waterways and shipping office Hann. Münden ) to km 213.0 north of Minden (border to the official area of ​​the waterways and shipping office in Verden ).
  • In particular, the Minden building yard took on maintenance and repair tasks on ships and facilities belonging to the Minden Waterways and Shipping Office.

Minden district and operations center

The district and operations center Minden is responsible for the central water management, the remote control and monitoring of facilities and the nautical information service in the service area of ​​the Hanover branch of the General Directorate for Waterways and Shipping and thus in the area of ​​the Mittelland Canal, the Elbe Lateral Canal and the Mittelweser as well as some Tributaries.

Central water management

The central water management of the Minden district and operations center monitors the water levels in the Mittelland Canal and Elbe Lateral Canal and is responsible for compensating for water loss through locks , seepage, abstraction and evaporation or water level increases through precipitation, discharges and the influence of wind, and thus ensures for as constant a channel depth or clearance height under bridges as possible.

Remote control and monitoring of systems

Artlenburg high water barrier

In the Minden district and operations center, 13 security gates in the area of ​​the Mittelland Canal and the Elbe Lateral Canal and the Artlenburg high-water barrier are monitored and controlled.

Nautischer Informationsfunk

The nautical information radio serves to exchange messages between road users on the waterways in the service area of ​​the Hanover branch of the General Directorate for Waterways and Shipping and the Waterways and Shipping Administration. The Bevergern , Hemelingen and Rothensee radio stations are also connected to the Minden district and operations center, which is manned around the clock.

Leitzentrale Minden

The Minden control center, from which the lock operation is controlled, is also located at the former Minden Waterways and Shipping Office. The control center (formerly the remote control center for locks) was put into operation on February 5, 2004. Locks from the official areas of the waterways and shipping authorities in Verden and Minden are connected. [1] [2]

Official area fairway and Schifffahrtsamt Verden (locks in the Mittelweser)

*) Connection planned

Minden Waterways and Shipping Office

Locks of the Minden waterway intersection

Locks on the Osnabrück branch canal

  • Hollage lock
  • Haste lock

Small vehicle license plate

The small watercraft in the area of ​​the former Minden Waterways and Shipping Office are assigned small vehicle registration numbers with the identifier MI .

See also

Weblinks

Commons : Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Minden - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. WSV control center , Waterways and Shipping Office Minden. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  2. Lock remote control , Minden Waterways and Shipping Office. Retrieved August 2, 2018.

Coordinates: 52 ° 18 ′ 12 ″ N , 8 ° 55 ′ 3 ″ E