On May 27, the 89 meter long, 3609 dwt cargo vessel Hydra became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Rüsterbergen, Germany. The Hydra was en route to Delfzijl when it suffered a fire in the engine room that damaged the vessel’s switchboard. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the fire disabled the cargo vessel. The Hydra drifted until it ran aground onto a canal embankment. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and took the Hydra under tow back to port. No reports of injuries or pollution released.