The NSSR 14 meter long lifeboat Bill ran aground onto the rocks near Mandal, Norway. The NSSR lifeboat had struck the rocks damaging the hull on both sides. The vessel sustained water ingress and released some oil into the water. One crewman on board sustained minor injuries. Booms were placed around the lifeboat until a crane barge arrived and removed the Bill off the rocks.
Conca d’Oru II
On October 31, the 14 meter long lifeboat Conca d’Oru II – SNSM 126 caught fire during the night in Saint-Florent, France. Authorities were alerted that the lifeboat was ablaze with two other nearby fiberglass vessels. The local fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire, but the Conca d’Oru II was gutted. No reports of injuries. An investigation found the fire had started on one of the nearby fiberglass vessels. A replacement for the lifeboat is reported to be 850,000 euros to replace.