The 150 meter long tanker Solero allided with a lock gate to the entrance to the Kiel Canal at Holtenau, Germany. The Solero had suffered an engine failure while mooring and remained stuck in the lock during the night as repairs to the lock could not be made until the following day. The northern lock was reopened to avoid a total closure to traffic. A crane and work boat were brought to the scene to make emergency repairs. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released.
The 90 meter long, 4450 dwt freighter Damsterdijk became disabled in the Kiel Canal after leaving Holtenau Lock. The vessel had suffered engine failure and the crew were unable to restart the engine. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Damsterdijk was towed to Rendsburg, Germany.
The 14 meter long ferry Adler I went aground on the Kiel Canal near Holtenau, Germany. The vessel was en route from Wik when it attempted to berth. Two earlier attempts had missed the pier and the third attempt ran the vessel onto the embankment. The vessel was able to refloat itself and later docked. The water police conducted an investigation with drug and alcohol tests negative. The Adler I will be inspected for damage by divers the next day. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.