The 20-meter long 190 ton fishing vessel Marreje Aaltje went aground in the North Sea near the coast of Margate, England. The Margate lifeboat was sent out to aid the trawler as there was concern the vessel may capsize. The sandbanks in the area are known to be steep and vessels can keel over if they do not setting correctly. However, the Marreje Aaltje went aground near high tide and with the assistance of another trawler, the Marreje Aaltje was towed clear of the sandbank. Reports state there was no damage and the vessel continued fishing.