Spreadsheet Error at Centre of UK France Fishing Spat

It seems that spreadsheet errors can pop-up anywhere.  Scallop trawler Cornelis GertJan was ordered to divert to port by the French authorities said it was fishing in their waters without a licence.

After a tense stand off and the threat of legal proceedings, the French let the trawler go and legal proceedings were dropped.  It turns out that the due to an clerical error the vessel was left off a spreadsheet of licensed trawlers.