The 158 meter long container ship Elbsailor became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Schact-Audorf, Germany. The Elbsailor was bound for St. Petersburg from Hamburg when it suffered engine failure. The crew quickly peformed an emergency anchor keeping the boxship from running aground. However, the Elbsailor swung into the fairway blocking all traffic.
Authorities were alerted and two tugs were dispatched to take the Elbsailor under tow. A few hours later the tugs towed the Elbsailor and proceeded to Klein-Königsförde where the vessel moored. Reports state the crew were assisted by technicians and restarted the engine. The Elbsailor proceeded towards Holtenau escorted by a tug. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.