In the night of Jan 14, 2021, the ‘Breiz-CN 466184‘ sank near Lion-sur-Mer, north of Caen (Calvados) with a crew of three on board. At 6:57 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was informed that the ship had suffered an engine damage. Thereupon the lifeboat ‘Sainte Anne des Flots‘ of the SNSM station in Ouistreham was sent for assistance. It took the ship to tow towards the port. Everything went normally despite the stormy sea. But at 11:35 p.m. the cutter suddenly sank three nautical miles north of Lion-sur-Mer when the convoy was changing course. The 'Mélodie de la Mer' and the tug 'Kermor' as well as a Cayman helicopter from the naval base in Maupertus and the SNSM boats from the Dives-sur-Mer station and the 'SNS 259 Capitaine JJ Aubert' from Courseulles-sur-Mer started an SAR operation. The fire brigade and gendarmerie were ready on shore in Port-en-Bessin. On Jan 15 at 12.46 a.m. wreckage was located. As the weather got worse, the helicopter had to be released from the CROSS at 1:34 a.m. In the meantime, the SNSM boat 'Notre Dame des Flots' has been replaced by the 'Amiral de Tourville' from Barfleur, and the 'SNS 161 Président Pierre Huby' from Le Havre has also joined. At 8:30 a.m. the helicopter took off again. The visibility on site was very poor and there was a north-westerly wind of 24 knots in the area. The public prosecutor in Le Havre and the gendarmerie opened an investigation.
The 'Fuji' sank in Høle in the night of Jan 14 to 15, 2020. The catamaran vessel of the the fish farming company Rogaland Fjordbruk AS went down along with a work boat which was moored alongside, at the its berth at the Preste Pier. Icing on the fjord may have been a contributing factor to the sinking. Only parts of the wheel- and deckhouse were still protruding from the water. Norwegian report with photo:: https://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/i/Ky6dm7/to-baater-gaatt-ned-paa-islagt-fjord-paa-hoele
The ‘Ever Winner‘ capsized in stormy seas on Jan 13, 2021, in the mouth of the Kuala Kinabatangan River off Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah. The ship was underway with the barge ‘Ever Eternity‘ One of the four-man crew, the 31-year-old flight engineer Asman Mohamad, was able to swim ashore to save himself. The other three were still missing. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sandakan started an SAR operation after the owner alerted the Maritime Rescue Sub Center (MRSC) Kota Kinabalu at 4 p.m. The captain Mohamad Mal, 49, as well as the deckhands Mohd Hafiz Isyra Nagrah, 22, and Azlan Hassan, 23, were missing. On the barge was a fifth person, Roslie Antala, 48, who was found on the Kinabatangan coast. The barge had gone adrift after the tow line broke. Five boats from the MMEA, Marine Police, Marine, and the Fire and Rescue Department were mobilized to the 211 square miles wide search area.
The 'Kompozitor Hasanov' ran aground with 16 crew members on board on Jan 14, 2021, at 9.35 p.m. on the Volga-Caspian Sea Channel at km 156 enroute to Astrakan in the Caspian Sea. There was no damage to the ship's hull nor pollution reported. Ship traffic was not affected.
The 'Sasco Angara' suffered an engine breakdown in vicniity 42 47 16.8 N, 133 01 35.4 E, and was disabled in inclement weather conditions near the entrance to the Nakhodka Bay on Dec 31, 2020. The Russian icebreaker tug 'Tayfun' managed to establish a towing connection despite the difficult weather conditions, with wave heights of up to three metres and wind gusts of up to 35 mph, and was able to take the vessel ito the port of Nakhodka at 1 p.m. It left the port again on Jan 6, 2021, at 1.35 a.m. and arrived in Vladivostok at 1 p.m.