The 465 gt fishing vessel HD-27 (Zuiderhaaks) contacted the KNRM rescue station at Den Helder, Netherlands that it was disabled and was in need of assistance. The fishing vessel had caught a net in the propeller and was threatening to go ashore. The station launched the lifeboat Joke Dijkstra who took aboard a towing cable cutter. Due to the severe weather with 8 force winds and 4 to 6 meter waves, the lifeboat crew had prepared to hold the HD-27 in position until another fishing vessel to take it under tow. The cutter allowed the fishing vessel and lifeboat to drop the tow line independently with minimal risk to either crew. As planned the HD-27 was taken tow by another fishing vessel. No reports of injury or pollution being release.
The 72 meter long, 1826 dwt freighter Molo Trader went aground in Myre harbour in Vesteralen, Norway. The freighter suffered damage with a gash on the hull’s bottom along with damage to the propeller. The rescue vessel Knut Hoem pulled the Molo Trader free and the freighter was safely moored. None of the 5 crew on board were injured and no pollution was released. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 66 foot fishing vessel Margaret Holley crashed into the state pier No. 5 at Jerusalem, Rhode Island. The fishing vessel suffered a mechanical malfunction while attempting to make a turn towards its dock in Snug Harbor. The Margaret Holley suffered minor dents to the hull, but avoided serious No injuries were reported, but people fishing on the pier had to jump out of the way before the allision. Authorities have closed the pier until further inspection can be done. The Coast Guard inspected the vessel before it returned to fishing. The accident is under investigation.