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.