The 172 dwt trawler HG 244 Perina collided with the wooden trawler Helle FN 64 off the Hirtshals, Denmark. The Perina was heading into the sun which blinded the masters view when the struck the Helle on its starboard side. The Helle suffered significant damage with broken planks and ribs. One crewman also was slightly injured on the Helle. The Helle was able to return to harbor at Hirtshals. Reports state repairs on Helle may take several months. The Perina suffered minor damage.