The 36 meter long, 312 ton fishing vessel Gert Jan went aground on the Newcombe Sands near Lowestoft, England. The Lowestoft RNLI responded to the scene and found the tide pushing the Gert Jan further onto the sandbank. The crew quickly attached a towline and with the help of the fishing vessel’s engines, managed to pull free the vessel. Both vessels proceeded to Lowestoft. No reports of injures, damage or pollution. The Gert Jan was en route to Lowestoft from Den Helder before going aground.