The 36 meter long, 70 dwt catamaran passenger ferry Koegelwieck ran aground in the Wadden Sea near Terschelling, Netherlands. The ferry was en route to Harlingen with 82 passengers and 5 crew when it veered out of the fairway. Three tugs were dispatched along with a KNRM lifeboat from West-Terschelling to the scene. The tugs were able to free the Koegelwieck which proceeded under its own power to Harlingen. There the ferry was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 49 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Noord Nederland caught fire while off the port of Terschelling, Netherlands. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room. The crew was alerted by the smoke and requested assistance. The KNRM and port authorities escorted the Noord Nederland into Terschelling where local fire brigade was able to bring the fire under control. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the fire caused minimal damage and the ferry was allowed to proceed later on its voyage to Harlingen.