The 149 meter long, 12418 dwt container ship National Glory allided with the locks on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbuttel, Germany. The National Glory had requested tug assistance and was being towed into the lock when the towline snapped. The container ship veered into the lock wall. The vessel suffered dents, damage to its railing and bulwarks and holed along its starboard bow. The lock concrete wall sustained some damage. The National Glory proceeded to Kiel for repairs at the Lindenau shipyard. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police is conducting an investigation into the incident.