Dutch freighter stuck in Kiel Canal, blocked traffic for several hours

Southbound general cargo ship BEAUMARE suffered engine failure and got stuck in Kiel Canal in Rendsburg area in the evening Feb 21. Canal traffic was blocked for several hours, until the ship was released and berthed nearby. Two tugs took her on tow in the morning Feb 22, and towed to Brunsbuettel. The ship is en route from Rostock to probably, Ireland. As of 1400 UTC Feb, she was still in Canal, in Brunsbuettel, in process of mooring, understood for a survey.
General cargo ship BEAUMARE, IMO 9401245, dwt 3850, built 2008, flag Netherlands, manager FOCUS SHIPMANAGEMENT BV (EQUASIS).

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.