The 30 meter long research vessel Kennemer went aground off Holwerd, Netherlands. The Kennermer’s mooring lines broke during a gale and drifted until it washed ashore onto the opposite causeway/dike. No reports of injuries or pollution released. After the high water receeded, the research vessel was left high and dry. It remained beached until the following day when four tugs and the KNRM lifeboat were able to pull the Kennemer free. The vessels proceeded to Harlingen where it was inspected.
The 23 meter long fishing vessel Saint Nicolas BL 788028 went aground near Boulogne, France. The Saint Nicolas had become disabled when its propeller was damaged when the vessel struck a drifting object. The fishing vessel was taken under tow by another trawler, the Savior de Monde. As both vessels headed to Boulogne in the heavy seas and strong winds, the towline broke. The waves quickly pushed the Saint Nicolas ashore. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter was able to winch up the five crew members to safety. No reports of injuries.
The 39 meter long fishing vessel Maria GO 20 went aground near Stellendam, Netherlands. The fishing vessel was coming in from the North Sea to seek shelter from the heavy seas and strong winds when it grounded in the Slijkgat. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Stellendam KNRM lifeboat responded to scene. The lifeboat’s first attempt to refloat the Maria failed. The lifeboat waited a few hours until the rising tide and was able to refloat the Maria. The Maria was later inspected for damage.