List of shipwrecks in 2009

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The list of shipwrecks in 2009 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2009.

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2009
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 2009
Ship Country Description
A ferry Lian Senggigi,  Indonesia sank near Klungkung, Bali, all were rescued.[1]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed ferry    Nepal capsized on the Koshi River in Nepal with 2 dead, 8 missing, and 40 rescued.[2][3]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 2009
Ship Country Description
Teratai Prima  Indonesia Capsizing during a cyclone en route from Sulawesi to Kalimantan. The ship had over 300 people on board when it happened. There were 42 survivors including the captain, and at least 200 people were missing.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed boat  Vietnam sank near Quảng Hải with the loss of at least 42 lives.

February[edit]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 2009
Ship Country Description
USS Port Royal  United States Navy
USS Port Royal

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser ran aground off Oahu, Hawaii. Ship was refloated on 9 February and returned to service after repairs were carried out.

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 2009
Ship Country Description
Kashimir  Malta a tanker carrying condensate, and Sima Saman ( Singapore), a container ship, collided near Jebel Ali, Dubai; both ships caught fire. Fire on Kashimir put out, but ship badly damaged.[10][11]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 2009
Ship Country Description
Addarwa  United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Isle of Portland, Dorset.[12]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 2009
Ship Country Description
New Star  Sierra Leone was fired upon by a Russian Coast Guard vessel after leaving Nakhodka without permission. All sixteen crewmembers took to liferafts, but eight were later washed out to sea. New Star later sank.[13]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 2009
Ship Country Description
Happy  Bangladesh sinks near Barisal City, Bangladesh, At least 39 people died in the sinking.[14][15]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 2009
Ship Country Description
Monte Galineiro  Spain caught fire and sank 400 nautical miles (740 km) from Newfoundland.[16]

March[edit]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 2009
Ship Country Description
Orchid Pia  South Korea carrying iron coils, sank after colliding with MV Cygnus Ace ( Panama), a car carrier, 120 kilometres (65 nmi) south of Tokyo. Sixteen crewmembers missing.[17]

20 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 2009
Ship Country Description
USS Hartford  United States Navy
USS Hartford.

USS Hartford and USS New Orleans collision: The Los Angeles-class submarine collided with USS New Orleans ( United States Navy) in the Strait of Hormuz. She was under repair until February 2011.

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 2009
Ship Country Description
Lady Mary  United States The fishing vessel sinks 65 miles (105 km; 56 nmi) off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey, with a loss of six lives.[18]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed fishing vessel  Libya carrying 250 migrants capsized and sank; 21 survivors were rescued. Two other boats with a similar number of migrants aboard were also reported as missing.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2009
Ship Country Description
Lynx Effect  United Kingdom The ship sank in The Solent off Gosport, Hampshire.[19]

April[edit]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed boat  Indonesia carrying illegal immigrants exploded and sank after being intercepted by HMAS Albany. Five people were killed.

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 2009
Ship Country Description
Replica junk Princess Taiping  Taiwan sank after being hit by a cargo ship Champion Express.[20]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 2009
Ship Country Description
USS Conolly  United States Navy The Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target off the coast of Florida.[21]
Yacht The Essence  United States was in a collision with a cargo ship and sank with the loss of one of her three crewmembers.[22]

May[edit]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 2009
Ship Country Description
USNS Spica  United States Navy The inactivated combat stores ship was sunk as a target.

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 2009
Ship Country Description
Crane barge Goliath  United Kingdom beached at Kingsdown after developing a leak and being refused permission to dock at Dover Harbour.[23] The barge was refloated on 9 May.[24]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 2009
Ship Country Description
Petrozavodsk  Russia The cargo ship ran aground at Bear Island in the Barents Sea.[25]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 2009
Ship Country Description
Liberty  Russia The cargo ship foundered south of Cyprus.[26]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 2009
Ship Country Description
USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg  United States Navy The inactivated General G. O. Squier-class transport ship was scuttled off Florida to form an artificial reef.

June[edit]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 2009
Ship Country Description
Miss Lourdies  Haiti The cargo ship was scuttled off Florida, United States as an artificial reef.[27]

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 2009
Ship Country Description
IJsselstroom  Netherlands The tug capsized and sank off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom.[28]

30 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 2009
Ship Country Description
Demas Victory  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines capsized and sank off Doha, Qatar with the loss of 30 lives.

July[edit]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed ferry  Kiribati capsized and sank with the loss of 33 lives.

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed boat  Haiti capsized and sank near the Turks and Caicos Islands with the loss of about 70 lives.

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 2009
Ship Country Description
Langeland  Norway The cargo ship sank due to stormy weather off the west coast of Sweden, and the missing six-person crew are presumed to have drowned.[29][30]

August[edit]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 2009
Ship Country Description
Princess Ashika  Tonga sank 86 kilometres (46 nmi) north west of Nuku'alofa. Official figures released by Operation Ashika on 19 August 2009, confirmed that 54 men were rescued, and 74 persons were lost at sea. These include two bodies recovered and 72 missing (68 passengers and 4 crew), including five foreign nationals. Two of the missing passengers remain unidentified.[31][32]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 2009
Ship Country Description
Antigua  United Kingdom The ship sank in The Wash.[33]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 2009
Ship Country Description
ORP Bryza  Poland The former Polish Navy ship was scuttled in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Poland.[34]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 2009
Ship Country Description
Tanker Formosa Product Brick  Taiwan involved in a collision with a Greek ship in the Malacca Strait and set on fire. Nine crew reported missing. Fire put out.[35]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 2009
Ship Country Description
P31  Armed Forces of Malta The Kondor I-class patrol boat was scuttled near Comino as an artificial reef.[36]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 2009
Ship Country Description
Gulser Ana  Turkey The bulk carrier ran aground at Cape Vohimena, Madagascar, and was wrecked.[37]

September[edit]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 2009
Ship Country Description
Sightseeing boat Ilinden  Macedonia Ilinden tourist ferry capsized and sank on Lake Ohrid to the border of Albania-Macedonia. The boat had 70 people on board when it happened. The ferry turned sharply and went down in 30 seconds and decreased visibility at a depth of 20 meters near the beach. 22 dead including the captain.[38]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 2009
Ship Country Description
Algoport  Canada broke in half and sank in heavy seas while under tow to China for conversion. the tow encountered rough seas from Tropical Storm Dujuan. There were no injuries, loss of life or environmental issues reported from the foundering.
SuperFerry 9  Philippines sank off the Zamboanga peninsula, of 866 people on board, at least 10 lives were lost.

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 2009
Ship Country Description
Seli 1  Panama was a Turkish bulk carrier, operated by TEB Maritime of Istanbul, and en route to Gibraltar when it was driven aground off Bloubergstrand near Table Bay in South Africa by strong westerly winds shortly after midnight on 8 September 2009, having reported engine failure and a snapped anchor chain.

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 2009
Ship Country Description
Ferry Teh Teh  Sierra Leone The boat sank with at least 260 people on board and a majority of these were young people going back to school after school holidays. At least 40 people have been rescued by the police[39] and 120 bodies were recovered until 12 September, most of them were found on the shoreline.[40] About 100 people was listed missing. The accident took place 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) outside Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. The cause of the accident was that the ship's engines stopped during a severe storm and the boat capsized.[41][42]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 2009
Ship Country Description
A river ferry  Sierra Leone The ferry suddenly sank off the coastal village of Longsheng southeast of the capital, Freetown in Sierra Leone river. The Deputy Transport Minister Hanciles Osmond said on Thursday that there were about 300 people on board. According to port director in Tombo, it had at least 40 people rescued and at least 16 dead bodies were taken up on Thursday. Others were still missing, most schoolchildren on their way to school. Accident sequence is on Wednesday reported to have been very rapid. The boat sank in a few minutes in strong winds and heavy rain and there were no life jackets on board. Relatives gathered at the accident site, most parents that their child drowning.[43]

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30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 2009
Ship Country Description
Passenger boat Jalakanyaka  India sank in Lake Thekaddy with the loss of 45 lives.

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 2009
Ship Country Description
HMAS Canberra  Royal Australian Navy Th decommissioned Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate was sunk as a dive wreck in Bass Strait 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia.

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 2009
Ship Country Description
Racing yacht Shockwave  Australia sinks off Port Kembla, Australia with loss of two lives.

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 2009
Ship Country Description
Marko Polo  Croatia a ferry owned by the Croatian company Jadrolinija, runs aground on the small island of Sit. No one was injured.[45]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 2009
Ship Country Description
The November 2009 Indian Ocean migrant boat disaster occurred in the early hours of Monday, 2 November 2009, when a boat carrying about forty Sri Lankan asylum seekers sank in the Indian Ocean at a distance of some 350 nautical miles (650 km) north-west of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.[46][47]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 2009
Ship Country Description
Ariake  Japan
Ariake, February 2010

a ferry travelling from Tokyo, ran aground in high winds off Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan. All 21 crew and 7 passengers were rescued.[48]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 2009
Ship Country Description
Naywintun  Myanmar a ferry travelling between Pathein and Thetkelthaung sank after colliding with a barge. At least 50 people reported killed.[49]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 2009
Ship Country Description
Dumai Express 10  Indonesia a ferry operating between Bantam Island and Dumai capsized and sank with 291 people on board, comprising 251 adult passengers, 25 children and 15 crew members,[50] killing at least 30 people.[51] The waves were up to 6 metres (20 ft) high and washed over the deck so water ran down and sunk the vessel.

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 2009
Ship Country Description
Coco-4  Bangladesh capsized at Lalmohan, Bhola Island, killing at least 75 people.[52]

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December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 2009
Ship Country Description
An unnamed ferry  Bangladesh collided with a launch in fog. At least 47 reported killed, with 8 people unaccounted for when the search was called off.

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 2009
Ship Country Description
Two ferries  Egypt collide on the River Nile. One is cut in two and sinks, the other capsizes.[55]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 2009
Ship Country Description
Karim Junior  Togo The cargo ship came ashore in a storm at Tenes, Algeria and broke in two with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[56]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 2009
Ship Country Description
Danny F II  Panama capsized and sank 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Tripoli, Lebanon.[57]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 2009
Ship Country Description
Etoile des Ondes.  United Kingdom sank after a collision with Alam Pintar ( Singapore) resulting in the death of one crew member. Nearby ships did not respond to distress signals issued by the crew of Etoile des Ondes.[58]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 2009
Ship Country Description
Catalyn V  Philippines collided with a fishing boat in Manila Bay. Both vessels sank with the loss of 27 lives.

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External links[edit]

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