The 185 meter long, 42529 dwt bulk carrier Thor Endeavour allided with the 28 meter long tugboat Bugsier 15 allided at the entrance to the lock of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Thor Endeavour had arrived from Ijmuiden and was being assisted by the tug Bugsier 15 into the lock. Upon entering the lock, the Thor Endeavour allided with the Bugsier 15 pushing the tug into the lock gate.
The Bugsier 15 had suffered just minor damage with part of its fendering torn. The lock gate did sustain some damage requiring a closer inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police did not detain the bulk carrier. The Thor Endeavour proceeded on it’s voyage through the canal with two tugs assisting.