E. R. VISBY grounding blocked Kiel Canal
Container ship E. R. VISBY ran into embankment at 1900 LT Feb 4 while transiting Kiel Canal near Schinkel, en route from S-Petersburg to Rotterdam. Two tugs from Kiel were sent to assist, vessel was refloated by 2200 LT, and taken back to Kiel for survey. Traffic was closed while E.R. VISBY was aground.