ALESIA grounding in Kiel Canal
General cargo vessel ALESIA reported to run into embankment of Kiel Canal at 58 kilometer mark, at around 0300 LT Mar 13, while transiting in western direction. Vessel hampered traffic, attempts to refloat under own power failed. Vessel was refloated several hours later with the help of tugs, and taken to Rendsburg for inspection. No damages reported. Grounding was caused by rudder failure.