The 23 meter long fishing vessel Elisabeth ran aground in the North Sea near Den Oever, Netherlands. The crew found the fishing vessel had stranded on a sand bank and requested assistance. The Callanstoog KNRM dispatched their lifeboat to the scene. However, the starboard engine failed on the Callanstoog lifeboat. The lifeboat from Den Helder was nearby and was able to respond to the scene. The Den Helder lifeboat found the rough seas and the fishing boat’s gear prevented the lifeboat from providing assistance. The lifeboat stood by to monitor the situation. Fortunately, the the Elisabeth was able to refloat itself with the rising tide . No reports of injuries to the 2 crew on the Elisabeth, damage or pollution released.