On April 11, the 23 meter long fishing vessel De Cocksdorp became disabled in the Eierlandse Gat between Texel and Vlieland, Netherlands. The Shrimper could not recover its gear and requested assistance. The KNRM lifeboat from De Cocksdorp was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat was able to assist the crew in recovering its gear allowing the Gerittje WR 181 to proceed back to Harlingen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 144 meter long, 16635 dwt tanker Stavfjord collided with the 41 meter long, 348 gt fishing vessel Helena Elizabeth – TX29 in the North Sea off Texel, Netherlands. The Helena Elizabeth was fishing in the navigation lane when the tanker struck. The Helena Elizabeth sustained damage to its beam and fishing gear. The trawler proceeded under its own power to Den Helder for repairs. The Stavfjord was undamaged and continued on its voyage from Terneuzen to Gothenburg in ballast. No reports of injuries or pollution released.