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 14, the 116 meter long, 1695 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Kennicott allided with the 85 meter long, 450 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Hubbard in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Kennicott struck the Hubbard while attempting to berth. The Kennicott sustained a damaged sponson and window while the Hubbard had only minimal damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities were alerted of the incident and an investigation was launched.
On December 26, 2021, the 143 meter long, 12774 dwt container ship Asiatic Sun allided with the pier at Taichung Port, Taiwan. The Asiatic Sun was attempting to berth at Taichung after a voyage from Taipei when its bow struck the pier. The bow of the Asiatic Sun was heavily damaged. Some 7 meters of the pier was damaged or destroyed by the allision.
No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Maritime Port Bureau and the Ministry of Transport have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state there were strong winds in the area at the time.