The 24 meter long fishing vessel Jacoba Aleida UK-266 ran aground off Ouddorp, Netherlands. The KNRM lifeboat from Ouddorp was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat attempted to refloat the Jacoba Aleida, but the fishing vessel remained stuck. Another lifeboat arrived and also attempted to refloat the Jacoba Aleida without success. Another fishing vessel also attempted to pull the Jacoba Aleida free, but the fishing vessel continued to be stuck in the pounding surf. Finally, a tug was requested and it was able to pull the Jacoba Aleida free on the rising tide. No reports of injuries. The tug towed the Jacoba Aleida to Stellendam.
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.
On April 11, the 23 meter long fishing vessel De Cocksdorp became disabled in the Eierlandse Gat between Texel and Vlieland, Netherlands. The Shrimper could not recover its gear and requested assistance. The KNRM lifeboat from De Cocksdorp was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat was able to assist the crew in recovering its gear allowing the Gerittje WR 181 to proceed back to Harlingen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.