The container ship Freya suffered engine failure at the approach to Kiel-Holtenau locks of the Kiel Canal. The vessel was en route from Helsingborg to Hamburg, but the blackout pushed the crew to stop the approach and vessel returned to the Kiel Fjord for troubleshooting and repair of the failure. It was estimated that engine problem was from fault between the automatic and manual engine control. The problem was fixed by the ship’s engineers and the vessel returned in service, starting next attempt to pass through Kiel Canal. The accident was reported to the local authorities, which ordered inspection at the next port of call.
The container ship Freya successfully reached Hamburg and berthed at Athabaska Quay. The inspection was passed successfully and ship continued voyage to Bremerhaven. During the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.
The container ship Freya (IMO: 9219874) has overall length of 117.90 m, moulded beam of 17.90 m and maximum draft of 7.30 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 6,850 DWT and the gross tonnage is 5,067 GRT. The ship was built in 2000 by J.J. Sietas Schiffswerft in their shipyard in Hamburg-Neuenfelde, Germany. The container carrier Freya is owned and operated by Netherlands company Holwerda Shipmanagement.