The 140 meter long container ship Hanse Courage became disabled in the Kiel Canal after passing through the Brunsbuettel locks. The Hanse Courage had suffered engine problems, but reached Fischerhutte where it requested assistance. A tug arrived on scene and assisted the Hanse Courage towards Kiel. When the vessels reached Oldenbuettel, the Hanse Courage required additional assistance with a second tug requested. The trio reached Rendsburg where the Hanse Courage berthed. The crew was able to make repairs and the container ship proceeded through the canal reaching the Baltic Sea. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.