The 162 meter long, 21871 dwt tanker Rhonestern allided on the Kiel Canal with the lock gate at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The tanker was headed to Rostock when it struck the gate sustaining bow hull damage. The lock gate sustained damage to be estimated around 100,000 Euros. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The Rhonestern remained detained at Brunsbüttel before it was allowed to proceed on its voyage to Rostock where it will unload its cargo before undergoing repairs.