The 149 meter long, 19996 dwt tanker MCT Altair went aground on the Kiel canal near Levensau, Germany. The Altair had run onto an embankment and was later refloated with the aid of two tugs later the same day. The tanker was taken to Kiel to be inspected. After finding no damage, the Altair was allowed to continue on its voyage to Batumi, Georgia from Klaipeda. No injuries, damage or pollution released.