List of shipwrecks in 2008
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The list of shipwrecks in 2008 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2008.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 May
- 6 June
- 7 July
- 8 September
- 9 October
- 10 November
- 11 December
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
- MV Ice Prince ( Greece) : The cargo ship sank in the English Channel near Devon, where it was carrying more than 5000 tonnes of timber to Alexandria. All the crew members were rescued. The timber being transported by the ship ended up polluting dozens of beaches along the southern coast of the United Kingdom in counties such as West Sussex, Dover, and Kent.
- An unnamed cargo ship bound for Panama sank off the coast of Taiwan after being overwhelmed by a wave. It was transporting gravel from Hong Kong, and sank approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km) from Taiwan. All of the 8 Chinese crew members died.
- MV Gevo Victory ( Lebanon): The cargo ship, bound for Beirut, sank off the coast of Lebanon in heavy sea. All aboard were rescued by a German frigate that participated in UNIFIL.
- MS Riverdance ( Bahamas) : The ferry, sailing from Warrenpoint to Heysham, developed a severe list in the Irish sea. Ship was beached at Blackpool, and all of the crew and passengers were airlifted to safety.
- Spinningdale ( Spain) : The trawler crashed into a group of rocks near St Kilda due to gale-force winds. All fourteen of the crew were airlifted to safety by the Stornoway Coastguard.
- MS UND Adriyatik ( Turkey) : The U.N Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş (Turkey) owned freighter catches fire in the northern Adriatic Sea. The ship was carrying 200 trucks and nine tonnes of oil derivates, and all crewmembers and passengers were saved before the fire could hurt them.
- MV Shourav ( Bangladesh) : According to ATN Bangla television and a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority report, an overloaded Bangladeshi ferry MV Shourav carrying 100 passengers on board was rammed by a sand cargo, and then sank. This occurred on the Buriganga River, in the outskirts of Dhaka, killing 49.
- Maro ( Antigua and Barbuda):The cargo ship ran aground at Gipuzkoa, Spain. She broke up four days later.
- FV Alaska Ranger ( United States) : She sank in the Bering Sea after reporting progressive flooding.
- Naftogaz-67 ( Ukraine) : According to Hong Kong's RTHK, a Ukrainian tugboat, Naftogaz-67, has sunk and is lying upside-down in 37 metres (121 ft) of water with 18 crews missing after colliding with a Chinese cargo ship Yao-Hai off Tuen Mun.
- Coco Leoni ( United Kingdom) : The motor cruiser Coco Leoni ran aground at Lytham, opposite the windmill.
- Nikko Maru ( Japan) : According to Coast Guard of Japan and Japanese major television networks, including NTV and TBS report, the fishingboat sank in stormy conditions at Mutsu Bay, off Aomori, northern Honshu, killing eight.
- Lujiao Yu ( China) : According to Coast Guard of South Korea and South Korean television networks (KBS and SBS) report, a Chinese fishingboat Lujiao Yu sank by overturning after it collided with South Korean freighter Panbless off Mara Island, six Chinese are missing.
- Lurong Yu 2177 ( China) : According to a Coast Guard of Japan report, Chinese fishing boat Lurong Yu 2177 sank after colliding with Hong Kong freighter Shinyo Sawako between Kyūshū and Amami Island, in the East China Sea, Japan, killing 16.
- Assalama ( Panama): The passenger ferry sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was beached at Tarfaya, Morocco. All 113 passengers were rescued, as were her crew.
- Comandante Sales ( Brazil) : According to Brazilian Army and Rede Globo television network report, Brazilian river boat Comandante Sales, carrying 80 people, capsized at Solimoes River, on the outskirts of Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil, killing 41, mostly women.
- MV Nazimuddin ( Bangladesh) : A Bangladeshi double decker ferry MV Nazimuddin carrying 150 passengers on board sank. This occurred on the Ghorautura River, Ghoradigha, Kishoregani, 80 kilometres (43 nmi) from Dhaka, killing at least 41.
- FV The Girl Patricia ( United Kingdom) : The Newlyn fishing vessel sunk 28 nautical miles (52 km) NW of Land's End. All four crew winched to safety by RNAS Culdrose helicopter.
- An unnamed immigrant boat : According to Libyan and Egyptian security officials, an illegal immigrant boat capsized off Zuwara, Nuqat al Khams, Libya, the accident killing 140 people, including Bangladeshi, Algerian and Moroccan immigrants
- MV Princess of the Stars ( Philippines) : She was capsized by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibyan Island, Philippines. At least 671 people dead  and 76 rescued by Filipino Coast Guard.
- Suwa Maru No.58 ( Japan) : According to Japan Coast Guard official and Fuji Television report, Japanese fishingboat Suwa Maru No.58 capsized off Choshi, Chiba, Japan, sixteen people feared dead.
- Myo Pa Pa Tun ( Myanmar) : According to New Light of Myanmar newspaper report, Myanmarase passenger boat Myo Pa Pa Tun, carrying 82 passengers, capsized at Yway River, Myaungmya, Myanmar, at least 38 killed.
- Asgard II ( Ireland) : The brigantine sank in the Bay of Biscay 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Belle-Île-en-Mer.
- An unnamed ferry has sunk near the north-western Turkish port of Bandirma, leaving at least one person dead and five others missing.
- KM Usaha Baru ( Indonesia) : The Indonesian wooden boat carrying 77 passengers and crew on board capsized after an engine fire off Nakhoda, Maluku, Indonesia, killing 9 people.
- FV Katmai ( United States) sank in the Bering Sea during a severe storm; four of 11 crew members were rescued.
- MV Abigail H ( United Kingdom) : The grab hopper dredger foundered in Heysham Harbour after developing a leak.
- FV Ekawat Nava 5 ( Marshall Islands) : She was sunk by INS Tabar after being identified as a pirate "mother ship". Allegedly Ekawat Nava 5's crew fired upon the INS Tabar when challenged to stop to be searched.
- MV Ushuaia ( Comoros) : She hit a rock in Wilhelmina Bay in Antarctica. The passengers and crew were evacuated by the Chilean Navy.
|Ship events in 2008|
- . rt.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
- "Oiled birds may be linked to Ice Prince sinking". London: Telegraph. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
- "UK | England | Devon | Stricken ship at risk of sinking". BBC News. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
- "UK | England | Shipwreck timber littering coast". BBC News. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
- "German Navy rescue". Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Air rescue for ferry travellers". BBC News Online. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
- "Riverdance ferry drama: Timeline". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
- BBC "Crew rescued from stricken boat". BBC News online. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
- Firefighters spare Croat coast from toxic ship blaze AFP on Google news. Retrieved 26 February 2008.
- Overloading, unskilled masters key reasons
- The New Nation - Internet Edition
- Bernton, Hal; Perry, Nick (24 March 2008). "Ship sinks at sea; 4 dead, 1 lost". Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
- 19 missing after ships collide off Tuen Mun - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008
- Rescuers to lift sunken tugboat from seabed - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008
- Fate of missing sailors remains unclear - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008
- Little hope for missing sailors - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008
- "One dead as fishing boat goes missing". The Japan Times Online. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Yonhap News
- Yamaguchi, Mari (April 13, 2008). "Thirteen missing after ship collision". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Sailors, Mariners & Warriors League
- Mujica, José S. (2 May 2008). "Tarfaya se hunde por Armas" (in Spanish). Canarias 7. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- ap.google.com, 15 dead after boat sinks in Brazil's Amazon region[dead link]
- "Bangladesh ferry death toll rises". Independent Online. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
- Anon (5 June 2008). "Capsize boat given all-clear in tests". The Cornishman.
- "Passenger ferry sinks in Turkey". BBC. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
- "Nakhoda, km usaha baru diperiksa". Kompas newspaper. Retrieved 27 September 2008. (Indonesian)
- "Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of commercial fishing vessel Katmai". National Transportation Safety Board. September 13, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Report on the investigation into the flooding and foundering of the grab hopper dredger Abigail H in the Port of Heysham 2 November 2008". Marine Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
- "Geelong woman tells of night Antarctic ship ran aground". The Geelong Advertiser. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- Antarctic Cruise Tourists Rescued, Sky News, 5 December 2008