On 23 December 2020, a Dutch fishing vessel UK-160 Riemda, sank off the French coast. All crew members survived the accident without serious injury.
While hauling in one of the fishing nets, the vessel suddenly heeled over to starboard. When checking the fishing nets, a crew member noticed that on the starboard side, the deck was one and a half metres under water, and the starboard bilge pump was not working. The pump turned out to be jammed by a piece of rope. Efforts to restart the bilge pump were unsuccessful. The crew tried to trim the vessel level in several different ways, but unsuccessfully. The vessel heeled ever further to starboard, at which point the fish waste discharge chute started to take on water. At a later stage, the hatch of this chute was closed, but despite these measures, the vessel continued to list ever further to starboard. When the angle of list to starboard reached more than 50 degrees, the engine room air inlet came under water, causing the stern part of the vessel to fill completely with water.
The crew members left the vessel, when the vessel was laying in the water, at an angle of list of 90 degrees. All crew members survived the accident without serious injury.