The 90 meter long, 4507 dwt freighter Storoe allided with the embankment on the Kiel Canal between Breiholz and Meckelmoor. The Storoe had lost steering when its rudder failed when it hit the southern embankment. The freighter was able to refloat itself and proceed to Brunsbuettel. An inspection was conducted and the Storoe was allowed to continue on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.