List of shipwrecks in 2000

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


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2000
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

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.

March[edit]

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 twenty crew.[1]

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]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 2000
Ship Country Description
World Discoverer  Liberia
The wreck of the World Discoverer, 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.

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 The decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii.

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 2000
Ship Country Description
USS Admiral W. L. Capps  United States Navy The decommissioned 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.

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[2][3]

August[edit]

12 August[edit]

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

September[edit]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 2000
Ship Country Description
SY Bieszczady  Poland An Opal-class yacht of the ZHP Naval Training Center in Gdynia, sunk in a collision with an LNG carrier MV Lady Elena near the north-western shore of Denmark, with a loss of seven crew and one survivor.

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 2000
Ship Country Description
USS La Moure County  United States Navy 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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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 The MV Janra collided with an iron lighthouse about 20 miles off the Aland Islands, Finland.[4][5] Recovery was by parbucking.[6]

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.[7][8] 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,[9] while the stern broke apart and sank.[10]

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
Taioma  New Zealand The tug was sunk in the Bay of Plenty for use as a dive wreck.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crew missing". The Times (66787). London. 30 March 2000. col H, p. 20. 
  2. ^ "500 feared dead as ship sinks". The Times (66867). London. 30 June 2000. col H, p. 6. 
  3. ^ Simon Ingram (3 July 2000). "480 feared lost in ferry fleeing island terror". The Times (66869). London. col A-C, p. 6. 
  4. ^ Lloyd's. "LOF photo gallery". Lloyd's. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Tony, Allen. "Janra Cargo Ship 2000". Wrecksite. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Alfons Hakans. "Salvage of Janra". Alfons Hakans. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Godal, Anne Marit, ed. (14 February 2009). "John R". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "- Skipet kom i drift". NRK (in Norwegian). 28 December 2000. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Et sakte farvel for havaristen". Aftenbladet (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 5 April 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Godtar at akterenden blir liggende". NRK (in Norwegian). 8 May 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Team Taioma". 66.70.225.22. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
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