The 23 meter long, 122 gt fishing vessel Kingfisher became disabled near Den Helder, Netherlands. The trawler had departed from a nearby shipyard when it suffered engine failure. The crew requested assistance with the Den Helder KNRM lifeboat dispatched to the scene.
The lifeboat reached the Kingfisher and was able to attach a towline. Another lifeboat from Oudeschild arrived to assist steering the trawler into port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
Reports state the crew were able to make repairs and continue on its voyage.
The 23 meter long fishing vessel Simon Albert WR 80 became disabled off Den Helder, Netherlands. The shrimper had gone adrift after its propeller had been fouled by a net. The crew alerted the KNRM who dispatched a lifeboat from Den Helder. The lifeboat took the Simon Albert under tow back to the Den Helder. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the net was cleared from the propeller at the quay.
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.