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 January 5, the 41 meter long 194 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Grigory Lovtsov became stuck in ice in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Shantar Islands. The Grigory Lovtsov sent out a distress call that it was trapped in the ice and was risk of ice damaging the hull. Authorities dispatched a Mi-8 helicopter from Khabarovsk to assist the vessel. The helicopter arrived on scene and was able to safely rescue all 8 of the crew. They were taken to Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. No reports of injuries.
On December 29, 2021, the 135 meter long, 3250 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry KMP Amadea ran aground in the Sundra Strait off the island of Kandang Lunik, Indonesia. The KMP Amadea departed from Bakauheni with 342 passengers and 97 vehicles on board when strong winds and currents caused the vessel to run aground on a coral reef. Reports state the ferry remained stuck for 14 hours until tugs arrived to free the vessel. Initial attempts to free the ferry failed and the vessel remained aground on the reef. No reports of injuries. Authorities are on scene and working on a recovery plan. Reports states many passengers on board were irate and wanted to be removed off the vessel.