Grounded feeder HEINRICH SCHEPERS blocked Kiel Canal

Container ship HEINRICH SCHEPERS suffered engine failure at 1320 LT July 18 in Kiel Canal at 28 kilometer mark, near Grunental Bridge, while transiting Canal in northe direction, en route from Hamburg to Kotka. While dropping anchor in order to stop, vessel ran into northern embankment and got stuck, laying across fairway and by that, blocking all traffic. At 1300 UTC July 18 vessel was in the same position.

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