The 25-meter (82 feet) fishing vessel Georgelou N ran aground off Formby Point near the River Mersey, England. The Georgelou N had left Liverpool with seven crew when it became disabled after the gearbox broke down. The vessel soon after became stranded with the falling tide. The Liverpool Coastguard responded and was able to to tow the vessel off the sandbank a few hours later. The Georgelou N was being towed back to Liverpool to be inspected.