The 90 meter long, 4891 dwt general cargo freighter Waaldijk ran aground on the Kiel Canal near Kudensee, Germany. The vessel had lost steering and ran onto the south embankment. The crew requested assistance with a tug dispatched to the scene. The tug Luchs was able to refloat the Waaldijk which proceeded on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.