On December 24, 2021, the 179 meter long 9100 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Frijsenborg caught fire in the Pacific Ocean some 450 miles off Baja California Sur, Mexico. The fire started in the engine room and was quickly extinguished by the crew. The vessel sustained damage to the engine and became disabled. The vessel requested assistance and a tug was dispatched from San Diego to take the Frijsenborg under tow. No reports of injuries.
The 134 meter long, 9200 dwt cargo vessel Shantar collided with the 134 meter long, 7346 dwt cargo vessel Tanir in Avacha Bay, Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia. The Shantar’s bow struck into the portside of the Tanir resulting in a breach below the waterline and water ingress. Divers were called out and a patch sealed the breach on the Tanir. No reports of injuries. Both vessels later proceeded to Petropavlovsk for inspection.
On January 2, the 308 foot long fishing carrier Ou Ya Leng No. 6 ran aground in the Marshall Islands on Taka Atoll. United States Coast Guard dispatched an aircraft to scene and found the crew was safe and no signs of pollution. Two fishing vessels were en route to help unload cargo from the Ou Ya Leng No. 6.
Reports state no injuries to the 24 crew. The incident is under investigation.