On November 17, the 42 meter long fishing vessel Ieke Cornelis became disabled in the North Sea near Den Helder, Netherlands. The trawler had suffered a gearbox failure and went adrift. The Ieke Cornelis drifted in heavy seas reaching 5 meters high and was being pushed towards a nearby drilling platform. A nearby tug was able to come to the Ieke Cornelis aid and towed the trawler to Den Helder. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.