The 88 meter long, 3680 dwt freighter Nordica allided with a lock gate on the Kiel Canal near Kiel, Germany. The Nordica was entering the northern lock when it suffered engine failure and drifted into the lock gate. No reports of injuries and no pollution released. The gate suffered severe damage closing the lock to traffic. The Nordica proceeded out of the lock to Kiel where it was detained by the water police for investigation.