On April 27, the 10 meter long fishing vessel Cornelis Sr. – UK 3 became disabled a few miles offshore from Scheveningen, Netherlands. The Cornelis Sr. had gone adrift after suffering engine failure. The crew requested assistance with the KNRM responding. The KNRM dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and took the Cornelis Sr. under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Scheveningen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 10 meter long fishing vessel Renzo – SCH3 became disabled off Scheveningen, Netherlands. The Renzo had its propeller fouled by a net and went adrift. The vessel drifted towards shore and ran up on the breakwater resulting in hull damage. The fishing vessel sustained water ingress in the engine room. The two crew requested assistance with the KNRM lifeboat from Scheveningen responding. The 2 crew were able to safely abandon ship, but the fishing vessel beached along the shoreline. A crane was dispatched later the same day and lifted the fishing vessel off the beach. No reports of injuries.
The 119 meter long, 5309 dwt fishing vessel Johann Maria caught fire while berthed in Scheveningen, Netherlands. The trawler was being refitted when the fire started below deck. Local fire brigades along with the KNRM responded to the scene. Reports state two firefighters were injured and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire was difficult to extinguish as thick smoke and small passageways. After several fire departments were brought in, the fire was brought under control. A few hours later a smoldering section reignited, but was quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire was not yet known.