On October 5, the 54 meter long dredge Prins 4 capsized and sank in the port of Flamanville, France. The foot anchor had become wedged during the ebb tide causing the Prins 4 to heel over onto its port side. No reports of injuries. A slick formed around the Prins 4 as diesel fuel leaked out from tanks on the dredge. Authorities placed a boom around the vessel to contain the pollution. Reports state several thousand gallons spilled out from the Prins 4.