On January 19, the 200 meter long, 63529 dwt bulk carrier Royal Jade caught fire while berthed at the Karachi, Pakistan. The Royal Jade had arrived from Russia with a cargo of 57,750 tons of wheat. While the Royal Jade was being unloaded, a fire broke out on the cargo deck spewing out smoke around the vessel. Authorities responded sending a firefighters along with a fire tug to assist in dousing the fire. Reports states additional resources arrived on scene in case the fire could not be brought under control. No reports of injuries. The source of the fire is suspected to a carbide that caught fire on the deck.
On January 18, the 90 meter long, 4198 dwt general cargo vessel Tarzan allided with the lock wall on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Tarzan was headed for Liepaja, Latvia from Eemshaven, Netherlands when it entered the northern lock at Brunsbüttel. The vessel struck the side wall resulting in a two to three meter scratch along the port side of the vessel. Authorities detained the Tarzan for inspection before allowing it to proceed on its voyage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the cause of the incident was due to a miscommunication.
On January 17, the 275 meter long, 81499 dwt tanker Mare Doricum released oil pollution while berthed at the La Pampilla refinery at Callao, Peru. The Mare Doricum was unloading crude oil at the refinery when the vessel was struck by large waves caused by the eruption of the undersea volcano off Tonga. The tsunami waves caused the tanker to pull away from the berth and rupture the unloading pipes. The oil pollution spread along two miles of the nearby the coastline.
Reports states an unknown amount of crude oil was released into water which later washed up along the shoreline. No further details on any other damage caused by the waves was reported. Authorities state the oil terminal was ordered to start cleanup operations. Reports state the Peruvian Navy did not issue a tsunami warning.