The 114 meter long, 3197 dwt freighter Volgo-balt 229 allided on the Kiel Canal with the lock at Brunsbuettel, Germany. The freighter was leaving the Canal towards the North Sea when it struck the lock. Two tugs were requested and assisted the Volgo-balt 229 away from the lock before helping to a berth. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The freighter was en route to Dordrecht from Riga. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.