Double Trouble in Kiel Canal 

The “Scot Leader” suffered a failure of the rudder engine on Nov 24, 2017, at 9.55 p.m. during the transit of the Kiel Canal enroute from Riga, where she had sailed on Nov 23, to the UK and ran into the embankment near the freeway brigde in Rade.

The ship managed to back off with own power a short time later, the traffic control advised a survey and an investigation by the water police in Rendsburg. Enroute to the communal port another mishap happened when close to the ferry pt. Nobiskrug Yard in Rendsburg the rudder engine failed another time, causing the next grounding. In spite of the failure the ship managed to refloat again at 11.35 p.m. and proceeded to the communal port with own power.scot-leader

The police Brunsbüttel launched an investigation, and the ship was detained until further surveys have been carried out on Nov 27. Ship traffic on the Kiel Canal had to be barred due to the accidents for short time between Schacht-Audorf and Schülp.

 

Source: Vessel Tracker .com