The 24 meter long survey vessel Scotia W became disabled close to Sheringham Shoal off Cromer, England. The survey craft had suffered engine failure and the crew were unable to restart them. The vessel contacted the RNLI who dispatched a lifeboat from Cromer. The lifeboat took the Scotia W under tow and proceeded to Great Yarmouth. The pair of vessels arrived several hours later without incident. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.