List of shipwrecks in 2000

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The list of shipwrecks in 2000 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2000.

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January[edit]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 2000
Ship Country Description
Raduga  United States The 35-foot (11 m) longline cod-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Kodiak Island after her fiberglass hull fractured. Her three-man crew survived, a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescuing two of them from a life raft and the other from the water.[1]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 2000
Ship Country Description
Solway Harvester  United Kingdom
Solway Harvester, October 2007

The scallop dredger capsized and sank in the Irish Sea with the loss of all seven crew. The wreck was later refloated and moored at Douglas, Isle of Man.

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 2000
Ship Country Description
Ermak  United States The 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing trawler sank approximately 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) south of Seward, Alaska, after her lazarette flooded. The fishing vessel Helios ( United States) rescued her crew of three.[2]

February[edit]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 2000
Ship Country Description
American Star  United States The 442-gross ton, 139.1-foot (42.4 m) or 154-foot (46.9 m) crab-fishing vessel was abandoned in the North Pacific Ocean after a serious engine room fire broke out aboard her. A helicopter from the high endurance cutter USCGC Mellon (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued all five people and a dog who had been aboard. The fire damaged American Star′s engine room and destroyed her pilothouse, and she eventually drifted ashore on the south coast of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of Cape Lazaref (54°37′00″N 163°35′10″W / 54.61667°N 163.58611°W / 54.61667; -163.58611 (Cape Lazaref)) and became a total loss. Many months later, her wreck was towed out to sea, cut up, and scuttled in deep water.[3]

March[edit]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 2000
Ship Country Description
Cape Fear  United States The retired 112-foot (34.1 m) fishing trawler and clam dredger was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) off Moriches Inlet, New York.[4]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 2000
Ship Country Description
Raven  United States While under tow to Sitka, Alaska, by the fishing vessel Seattle ( United States) after her hull was holed by a stabilizer, the 37-foot (11.3 m) fishing trawler capsized and sank in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska about 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) from Sitka. The only person on board survived.[1]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 2000
Ship Country Description
Leader L  Panama The cargo ship sank at Atlantic Ocean 400 miles northeast of Bermuda with 13 crew rescued & 5 bodies had recovered.

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28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 2000
Ship Country Description
Martina  Liberia The cargo ship collided with another ship off the coast of Sweden and sank with the loss of five of her 20 crew.[6]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 2000
Ship Country Description
USCGC Point Swift Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard The decommissioned 83-foot (25.3 m) Point-class cutter was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, at 38°51.620′N 074°40.600′W / 38.860333°N 74.676667°W / 38.860333; -74.676667 (Point Swift).[7]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 2000
Ship Country Description
Trouble  United States The 50-foot (15 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) off Black Point at the south end of Sitkalidak Island in Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of three from a life raft.[8]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 2000
Ship Country Description
PNS Taimur  Pakistan Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

April[edit]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 2000
Ship Country Description
Destiny  United States The 96-foot (29.3 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in 540 feet (160 m) of water northwest of Rocky Point (57°39′45″N 154°13′50″W / 57.66250°N 154.23056°W / 57.66250; -154.23056 (Rocky Point)) on the west coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island. Wearing survival suits, her crew of five abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Polar Star ( United States).[9]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 2000
Ship Country Description
La Paloma  United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) sloop sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) southwest of Yakutat, Alaska. The cutter USCGC Anacapa (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued the only person on board.[10]
World Discoverer  Liberia
The wreck of World Discoverer in July 2007

The cruise ship hit an uncharted reef in the Sandfly Passage around the Solomon Islands and was grounded at Roderick Bay, Ngella island. She was declared a constructive total loss.

May[edit]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 2000
Ship Country Description
SLNS Lihiniya  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The transport was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[11]


June[edit]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 2000
Ship Country Description
Stanegarth  United Kingdom The tugboat was sunk in Stoney Cove in Leicestershire, England, to serve as a recreational dive site.
Felipe Xicotencatl  Mexican Navy The minesweeper was sunk off the island of Cozumel for use as an artificial reef.

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 2000
Ship Country Description
USS Buchanan  United States Navy
USS Buchanan sinking.
Remaining afloat after being hit by three AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, three Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and a 2,400-pound (1,089-kg) laser-guided bomb while in use as a target the previous day, the decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii by the detonation of 200 pounds (91 kg) of explosives that had been placed aboard her.[12]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 2000
Ship Country Description
Aleutian  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) salmon-fishing vessel sprang a leak, ran aground, and was lost at the mouth of the Naknek River on the coast of Alaska. The fishing vessel Sockeye ( United States) rescued her entire crew of four.[3]

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 2000
Ship Country Description
USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey  United States Navy The retired Admiral W. S. Benson-class troop transport was sunk as a missile target in the Pacific Ocean at 23°35′01.0″N 159°50′00.2″W / 23.583611°N 159.833389°W / 23.583611; -159.833389 ("USS Admiral W. L. Capps).

17 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 2000
Ship Country Description
USS Worden  United States Navy The decommissioned Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Kauai, Hawaii.

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 2000
Ship Country Description
Linkuva  Lithuania Hurricane Carlotta: The cargo ship sank with the loss of all 18 crew.

22 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 2000
Ship Country Description
No News  United States While headed up the Whiting River in Southeast Alaska bound for Crescent Lake (58°12′34″N 133°21′32″W / 58.209446°N 133.358887°W / 58.209446; -133.358887 (Crescent Lake)), the 20-foot (6.1 m) boat capsized and was lost. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued both people who had been aboard.[13]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 2000
Ship Country Description
Treasure  Panama) The vessel was carrying a load of iron ore when it sank off South Africa. The resulting oil spill caused a threat to the nearby population of African penguins.

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 2000
Ship Country Description
Cahaya Bahari  Indonesia The ferry sank off the Molucca Islands with the loss of almost all on board, estimated at up to 500 people. There were ten survivors[14][15]
Jeanne Marie  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel sank in Nushagak Bay 10 to 15 nautical miles (19 to 28 km; 12 to 17 miles) south of Ekuk, Alaska. The fishing vessel Norquest ( United States) rescued her crew of two.[16]

July[edit]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 2000
Ship Country Description
Force Five  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed near Port Moller (55°59′30″N 160°34′30″W / 55.99167°N 160.57500°W / 55.99167; -160.57500 (Port Moller)), Alaska, by a fire that started in her engine room. Her crew of two survived.[17]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 2000
Ship Country Description
Kemar  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed near Etolin Point (58°40′05″N 159°19′45″W / 58.66806°N 159.32917°W / 58.66806; -159.32917 (Etolin Point)) on the Bristol Bay coast of Alaska by a fire that started when her engine manifold[18] overheated.[19]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 2000
Ship Country Description
Spirit of Kwantlen  United States During a voyage from Sitka, Alaska, to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the 35-foot (10.7 m) sailboat sank during a storm approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) south of Sitka. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued all three people on board.[20]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 2000
Ship Country Description
Channel Surfer  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel burned and sank in the Shelikof Strait near Karluk, Alaska, after a fire broke out in her engine room.[21]

August[edit]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Tradition  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed at King Cove, Alaska, by a fire that broke out in her engine room. Her crew of four escaped in a skiff and survived.[8]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Kursk  Russian Navy The Oscar II-class submarine suffered an on-board explosion and sank in the Barents Sea at 69°40′N 37°35′E / 69.667°N 37.583°E / 69.667; 37.583 with the loss of all 118 crew.

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Ms. Tracie  United States The 60-foot (18.3 m) salmon-fishing vessel sank off Cedar Point (55°05′50″N 131°36′25″W / 55.09722°N 131.60694°W / 55.09722; -131.60694 (Cedar Point)) at Metlakatla, Alaska. Her crew of six abandoned ship in a skiff and was rescued by the fishing vessel Island Dancer ( United States).[22]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 2000
Ship Country Description
San Martin  United States The 48-foot (14.6 m) salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed at Polk Island southwest of Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska by a fire that began in her engine room. Her entire crew of four survived.[20]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Frisco  United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) salmon-fishing vessel sank off South Craig Point (56°23′20″N 132°37′30″W / 56.38889°N 132.62500°W / 56.38889; -132.62500 (South Craig Point)) on the coast of Zarembo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of four abandoned ship in her seine skiff and survived.[17]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Aleut Princess  United States The 70-foot (21.3 m) salmon tender was destroyed by fire at Angoon, Alaska, without loss of life.[3]
Tamora  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) salmon troller dragged her anchor, ran aground, capsized, and was lost in Kalinin Bay (57°20′N 135°47′W / 57.333°N 135.783°W / 57.333; -135.783 (Kalinin Bay)) in Southeast Alaska. The only person on board survived.[8]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Olivus  United States The 35-foot (10.7 m) salmon troller sank in dense fog in Helm Bay (55°36′N 131°55′W / 55.600°N 131.917°W / 55.600; -131.917 (Helm Bay)) in Southeast Alaska, northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, with the loss of one life. There was one survivor.[23]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 2000
Ship Country Description
Nordland  Antigua and Barbuda The cargo ship ran aground at Kithira, Greece. There was no crew injured on ship. The stern section of the ship is completely sank & while the bow section is still in wrecksite. She was voyage from Saint John, Canada, to Turkey with cargo load of scrap metal.

September[edit]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 2000
Ship Country Description
Bieszczady  Poland The Opal-class sailing yacht of the ZHP Naval Training Center in Gdynia, Poland, was sunk in a collision with the liquefied natural gas carrier Lady Elena (flag unknown) near the northwestern shore of Denmark, with the loss of seven crew members. There was one survivor.

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 2000
Ship Country Description
USS La Moure County  United States Navy
View of forward deck and bow of USS La Moure County while she was aground.
The Newport-class tank landing ship ran aground on the coast of Chile in Caleta Cifuncho Bay. She was salvaged but deemed to have been damaged beyond economical repair and was later sunk as a target ship.
Patrick J. McHugh  United States The retired 85-foot (25.9 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, in 80 feet (24 m) of water at 40°02.473′N 073°59.599′W / 40.041217°N 73.993317°W / 40.041217; -73.993317 (Patrick J. McHugh).[24]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 2000
Ship Country Description
Express Samina  Greece The RORO passenger ferry hits rocks off the island of Paros and subsequently sank, sending 91 people (out of the 534 onboard) to their deaths.

October[edit]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 2000
Ship Country Description
Natuna Sea  Panama The tanker ran aground in the Singapore Strait and was damaged, spilling 7,000 tonnes of oil. She was refloated on 12 October.[25]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 2000
Ship Country Description
ROCS Shou Shan  Republic of China Navy The decommissioned Crosley-class high-speed transport was sunk as a target.

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 2000
Ship Country Description
YC-1479  United States Navy The decommissioned 110-foot (34 m) open lighter was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Delaware at 38°40.540′N 074°43.957′W / 38.675667°N 74.732617°W / 38.675667; -74.732617 (YC-1479).[26]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 2000
Ship Country Description
Belofin-1  Liechtenstein The ocean liner sprang a leak and sank 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Cape Town, South Africa whilst under tow to shipbreakers.

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 2000
Ship Country Description
Ievoli Sun  Italy The chemical tanker sank in the English Channel (49°52′N 2°24′W / 49.867°N 2.400°W / 49.867; -2.400) off the Casquets. All fourteen crew were rescued by a Marine Nationale helicopter.

November[edit]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 2000
Ship Country Description
Tadoussac  Canada The lake freighter ran aground at Sarnia, Ontario while preparing to unload her cargo. The ship was freed the following day.[27]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 2000
Ship Country Description
Fox River  United States The 93-gross register ton, 100.3-foot (30.6 m) landing craft burned on the south-central coast of Alaska during a voyage to Shuyak Island. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued the two men on board.[17]

December[edit]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 2000
Ship Country Description
ROCS Chen Hai  Republic of China Navy The decommissioned Casa Grande-class dock landing ship was sunk as an artificial reef.

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 2000
Ship Country Description
Lagik  Antigua and Barbuda The ship became wedged across the River Nene at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. She subsequently broke in two and was declared a constructive total loss.[28]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 2000
Ship Country Description
SeaBreeze  Panama The cruise liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean 425 nautical miles (787 km) off the coast of Virginia. All 34 crew were rescued. Barratry was suspected in the loss of the vessel.

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 2000
Ship Country Description
HMNZS Waikato  Royal New Zealand Navy The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk off Tutukaka, New Zealand, to form an artificial reef.

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 2000
Ship Country Description
Janra  Germany Janra collided with an iron lighthouse about 20 miles off the Aland Islands, Finland.[29][30] Recovery was by parbucking.[31]

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 2000
Ship Country Description
John R  Cyprus The cargo ship ran aground at Rebbenesøya, Norway. All 26 crew were rescued.[32][33] The grounded ship broke in two on 2 January 2001, with the bow section sinking and the stern remaining aground. The bow section was raised in April 2001 and was towed away for scrapping,[34] while the stern broke apart and sank.[35]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 2000
Ship Country Description
Mariz e Barros  Brazilian Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.
Team Philips The sailing catamaran broke up and sank in the Atlantic Ocean during a storm.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2000
Ship Country Description
SLNS P-482  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Patrol Boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam sometime in 2000.[36]
SLNS Ranakami  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Patrol Boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam sometime in 2000.[37]
Taioma  New Zealand The tug was sunk in the Bay of Plenty for use as a dive wreck.[38]

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Ship events in 2000
Ship launches: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ship commissionings: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ship decommissionings: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Shipwrecks: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005