The 177 meter long, 32256 dwt cargo vessel Conception Light became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Conception Light was headed towards the lock at Brunsbüttel when it suffered engine failure. Unable to restart the engine, the crew conducted an emergency anchoring by dropping both anchors. The anchors held and prevented the Conception Light from striking a passing vessel.
A short time later a tug arrived on scene and assisted the Conception Light which was able to restart the engine. Reports state the cargo vessel was able to proceed on its voyage through the locks at Brunsbüttel and into the North Sea. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.