The 10 meter long trawler Paul Patrick H1103 allided with the Southend Pier off Southend-on-Sea, England. The pier suffered damage to two vertical support pilings and to hortizontal beams and cross bracings. The Paul Patrick was able to pull away from the pier under its own power and proceeded to Leigh-on-Sea. Witnesses state the fishing vessel steered directly into the pier. The 1.3 mile long pier will remain closed until further repairs can be made. This marks the 17th time the pier has been struck by a vessel. Reports state that repairs from the last allision had just been completed when the Paul Patrick struck the bridge.