The 90 meter long, 3743 dwt chemical tanker Liselotte Essberger became disabled after a fire in the Kiel Canal near Brunsbuettel, Germany. A fire started in the engine room and was quickly extinguished by the crew, but not before it damage the main engine. The Liselotte Essberger was taken under tow to Kiel. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Liselotte Essberger was en route to Porvoo from Terneuzen with a cargo of benzol.