On October 24, the 18 meter long fishing vessel Johannes Dirk – DK17 became disabled off Lauwersoog, Netherlands. The trawler had gotten its propeller fouled by a fishing net and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with the nearby fishing vessel Vier Gebroeder arriving on scene. The Vier Gebroeder began to tow the Johannes Dirk through the Wesgat when the KNRM lifeboat arrived and took over the tow. The lifeboat safely towed the Johannes Dirk to Lauwersoog. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 18 meter long fishing vessel Dorus ZK 67 ran aground on the Westgat near Lauwersoog, Netherlands. The trawler had become stuck on a sandbar with the falling tide and could not free itself. A KNRM lifeboat responded and attempted to pull the Dorus free, but the current was too strong. Additional helped arrived and the combined effort was also not able to budge the fishing vessel free. The KNRM lifeboat transferred the crew off the Dorus ZK 67 and took them to Lauwersoog. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On February 26, the Antje WL 25 ran aground in the Wadden Sea off Lauwersoog, Netherlands. The KNRM was alerted and dispatched the lifeboat from Lauwersoog to the scene. The lifeboat made an attempt to pull the trawler free, but strong winds and low tide kept the Antje hard aground. Not until the following high tide the Antje was able to refloat itself and proceeded to Lauwersoog. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.