The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Gloria became disabled in the Mittelland Canal near Haldensleben, Germany. The Gloria, loaded with 1289 tons of cement, had an open pipe which flooded the engine room. The vessel contacted the local authorities who dispatched the local fire rescue to the scene. Using a dewatering pumps, the water ingress was brought under control. Some water from the bilge was spilled into the canal. An oil boom was placed around the Gloria to prevent any further pollution being released. The engine of the Gloria was no longer opperable and the vessel was towed to Haldenleben where it will be offloaded before taken to a shipyard for repairs. No reports of injuries. The open pipe was result of a pump being dismantled, but the pipe not being sealed. The water police conducted an investigation and fined the vessel for water pollution.