The 150 meter long, 10600 dwt container ship Bernhard Schepers ran aground in the Kiel Canal near Schwartenberg, Germany. The Bernhard Schepers had steered too close to the southern embankment and became stuck. The boxship remained aground for several hours forcing the canal to be closed until the vessel could be refloated. The Bernhard Schepers was refloated and proceeded to Fredericia where it berthed and inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.