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The short cut for freight vessels to the Black Sea


Danube - Black Sea Canal | Romania: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Danube | Dunav | Romania
Black Sea

Danube - Black Sea-Canal
Navigation to the Black Sea is with this canal more than 250 km shorter. It was built for commercial vessels and is predominantly used by those. It turns off River Danube at Cernavoda to the south and is separating a few kilometers before the ports town of Constanta. The northern arm goes to the sea lock and oil harbor of Navodari, north of Constanta and the southern one goes to container harbor of Agigea.
The canal is of no interest for private boating. Surroundings, with atomic power plants, can't be seen because of the dams and it also passes expanded industrial areas. If one wants to go to Constanta however, one has to take the canal.