The 151 meter long, 13172 dwt container ship Anne Sibum became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Rendsburg, Germany. The Anne Sibum was proceeding through the canal when it suffered engine failure. The container ship swung perpendicular before the the crew was able to drop anchor to avoid going aground. No reports of injuries. Traffic on the canal was halted until two tugs arrived on scene and took the Anne Sibum under tow. The vessels to take the Anne Sibum to Rendsburg and traffic was restored on the canal.
The 135 meter long, 9200 dwt freighter Markborg suffered damage while transiting the Kiel Canal near Rendsburg, Germany. The Markborg had sustained engine damage resulting in thick dense clouds of smoke belching out of the vessel’s stack. The water police was alerted, but they allowed the Markborg to proceed under its own power to Brunsbüttel where it later moored awaiting repairs. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. The master of Markborg may be charged or fined by authorities for releasing pollution causing environmental damage.
The 179 meter long, 18855 dwt freighter Transwood went aground on the Kiel Canal near Rendsburg, Germany. The vessel was proceeding westbound when it grounded on to an embankment. A tug was requested and was able to refloat the Transwood later the same day. The vessels proceeded to Brunsbüttel where it was inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the grounding was due to a navigation mistake caused by limited visibility at the time.