The 29 meter long, 150 gt fishing vessel Ann Marie ran aground near Berrhead England. The Ann Marie had suffered steering failure and ran up onto the rocks. The RNLI lifeboat from Torbay was dispatched to the scene and help pull the Ann Marie free on the rising tide. No reports of injuries. Reports state the trawler was able to safely berth in Brixham.
The 40 meter long, 650 dwt fishing vessel Migdale became disabled off Foula Shetland while en route to Stromness. The fish carrier had suffered damage to a control rod to its propeller disabling the Migdale. Adrift in heavy swells, the crew requested assistance. The RNLI responded and dispatched a lifeboat from Aith Voe to the scene. The lifeboat took the Migdale under tow and proceeded to St. Magnus Bay, Shetland. There an emergency tug took over the tow and proceeded to Aith Voe anchorage. No reports of injuries or pollution release. Reports state the Migdale will arrange a tow with another tug to be taken to a shipyard for repairs.
The 65 meter long, 1260 dwt cargo vessel CEG Universe ran aground on Kyle Rhea near Glenelg, Scotland. The CEG Universe was loaded with a cargo of salt bound for Gairloch when it suffered rudder failure and struck bottom. The vessel requested assistance with RNLI lifeboats from Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig responding. Both lifeboats aided in keeping the CEG Universe in position until a tugboat from Kyle arrived. The tug and lifeboats towed the CEG Universe to the harbour in Kyle. No reports of injuries or pollution released.