Tanker aground, Kiel Canal

Product tanker NORTHSEA RATIONAL reportedly ran aground at around 0600 UTC Mar 2 in Kiel Canal in Horsten area, halfway between Rendsburg and Oldenbuettel, while transiting Canal in southern direction. Most probably, tanker was disabled and went out of control, running into embankment. Tug HOLTENAU (IMO 8200321) is assisting troubled tanker, as of 0630 UTC tanker was in the same position. Traffic may be hampered, but not interrupted – vessels seemingly, pass tanker by.
Product tanker NORTHSEA RATIONAL, IMO 9334296, dwt 5675, built 2006, flag Malta, manager V SHIPS NORWAY AS.



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