The 'Rising Falcon', en route from the Suez Canal to Misurata, was intercepted and detained by a Libyan National Army(LNA) patrol vessel for breaching the 'No Sail Zone' in position 33 08 08.4 N 022 14 27 E, 14 nautical miles north of Ras el Hilal on Jan 16, 2022, at 07.10 a.m. The bulk carrier was subsequently escorted to the Ras el Hilal anchorage for administrative procedures, arriving at the anchorage at 10 a.m. and was released from detention on Jan 17 at 4.40 p.m.
A crew member of the 'Jif-Surveyor' was medevaced by a Dragon 29 elicopter in the night of Jan 13, 2022. The ship had arrived in Brest on Jan 12, carrying out a search mission for containers lost at sea during recent gales, near the Ouessant Traffic Zone. On Jan 13 around 10 p.m., a 32-year-old French crew member fell ill, while the ship was about 25 miles west of Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The CROSS Corsen deployed a Civil Security Dragon 29 helicopter. After taking off from Quimper around 0:35 a.m., it embarked a medical team in Brest. The sailor was airlifted aboard the helicopter shortly after 1:30 a.m., and was taken to Cavale-Blanche hospital at 2 a.m. for further care.
The 'Bull Kalimantan', which was arrested at the Chittagong outer anchorage after it arrived on Dec 19, 2021, waiting for delivery to be scrapped, has been released on Jan 13.
Short time after the 'AIDAPrima' sailed from Cherbourg on Jan 10, 2022, at 8 p.m. en route to Le Havre, the ship returned to the quay before having left the port due to a medical emergency on board. An ambulance was called, but the passenger died due to a cardiac arrest. With a delay of 2,5 hours, the ship continued its voyage and arrived in Le Havre on Jan 11 at 7.10 a.m.
Four sailings were cancelled on Jan 15, 2022, on the 'Queen of Cowichan' between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo due to staffing issues. Some sailings could still go ahead despite a shortage of employees but that depended on whether key staff was affected. B.C. Ferries has contingency plans in place as requested by the provincial health officer to deal with a rise in absenteeism as the Omicron variant swept through the province, and that included cross-training staff to do other duties or deploying them to different locations. Service notices were posted online as soon as possible. Passengers can check bcferries.com for cancellations before heading to a terminal. They can also sign up to get cancellation notices sent to their mobile devices.