A fishing vessel beached in South Shields.
At around 6.30am, the Grenaa Star hit the South Pier at Tynemouth and started to take on water.
The Coastguard were called and, assisted by other fishing vessels, it was able to beach on Herd Sands.
The skipper of the vessel suffered a minor injury.
"The vessel sustained slight damage, but there is no evidence of pollution. Now that the situation is stable on scene an assessment will be made regarding the refloating of the vessel."
More top news
While all other regions saw life expectancy for men improve - the North East was the only region where male life expectancy went down.
Adam Johnson is standing trial for two child sex charges - a teenage girl who said Johnson was her favourite player.
The Magpies travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend hoping to extend the club's impressive run against the Premier League champions