IT bug that jammed Baltic-North Sea traffic ‘not a hacker attack’ – ET CISO
The incident was caused by the installation of a new vessel traffic management software system, the spokesperson said.
Fixing a small error in the code allowed the channel to go back into full operation after more than 12 hours of outage, the spokesperson added.
“The traffic controller went down at 8 o’clock yesterday morning. That is, our colleagues could not see the ships that are on the canal,” he said.
According to the authority, about 70 to 80 ships normally use the Kiel Canal on Sundays.