The 36 meter long, 70 dwt catamaran passenger ferry Koegelwieck ran aground in the Wadden Sea near Terschelling, Netherlands. The ferry was en route to Harlingen with 82 passengers and 5 crew when it veered out of the fairway. Three tugs were dispatched along with a KNRM lifeboat from West-Terschelling to the scene. The tugs were able to free the Koegelwieck which proceeded under its own power to Harlingen. There the ferry was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 73 meter long self-propelled barge Emri ran aground on the Bol near Breskens, Netherlands. The Emri had departed from Terneuzen with a cargo of sands when it touched bottom. The crew was unable to refloat the vessel and requested assistance. Two tugs along with a KNRM lifeboat arrived on scene and assisted in pulling the Emri free an hour later. The Emri was escorted back to Terneuzen to be inspected. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On April 27, the 10 meter long fishing vessel Cornelis Sr. – UK 3 became disabled a few miles offshore from Scheveningen, Netherlands. The Cornelis Sr. had gone adrift after suffering engine failure. The crew requested assistance with the KNRM responding. The KNRM dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and took the Cornelis Sr. under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Scheveningen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.