The RNLI lifeboats rescued two trawlers that became disabled. The Islay and Campbeltown lifeboats were dispatched to the trawler Rambling Rose which was disabled after its engine failed while off the Island of Gigha, Scotland. The Rambling Rose was later able to restart its engine and proceeded to Kennacraig escorted by the Campbeltown lifeboat. The Tobermory lifeboat was dispatched to the aid of the trawler Gangwarily. The Gangwarily had suffered engine failure while off Gunna Sound, Tiree. The Tobermory lifeboat took the trawler under tow and proceeded to Arinagour. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released in either incident.
The trawler Amy Jane sank off Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland while fishing for crab. The trawler began to take on water fast requiring all six crew to abandon ship. The crew, in their survival suits, activated the distress beacon and evacuated to the liferaft. The RNLI lifeboats from Lough Swilly and Portrush headed towards the scene. A rescue helicopter from Slingo reached the scene first and winched all six men to safety. The Portrush lifeboat took the liferaft under tow to avoid it becoming a hazard. No reports of injuries.
The 62 foot long fishing vessel Golden Promise ran aground off the island of Stroma, Pentland Firth, Scotland. The fishing vessel listed over to starboard and crew prepared to abandon ship. The master sent out a distress call to Aberdeen Coastguard. The Coastguard sent out a helicopter while the Longhope and Thurso lifeboats were launched. The RNLI lifeboats reached the scene, but the surf made it impossible to transfer the crew safely. The crew on the Golden Promise waited until the rescue helicopter reached the scene. It winched the five crew off the fishing vessel and took them back to Lossiemouth. The Golden Promise is being monitored for any possible pollution being released. No reports of injuries.