The new large car and truck carrier Siem Cicero, which had been in service for just over two weeks, briefly ran aground in the River Ems, in northwest Germany, in the early hours of July 13.
The Liberia-flagged ship had just left Emden for Halifax. The Emden Water Police said the cause of the accident was a “software error in the steering engine.”
With the help of tugs, the ship was taken back to Emden for inspection, but no damage was found and once the software was fixed, the ship was able to resume her voyage.
Traffic had been halted in the river and was resumed at around 1800.