List of shipwrecks in 2002
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The list of shipwrecks in 2002 includes some of the ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2002.
|Willy||Cyprus||The tanker ran aground at Kingsand, Cornwall.|
|Le Perrain||France||The fishing vessel was abandoned 250 miles (400 km) north of the Outer Hebrides and eighteen men were airlifted by a RAF Lossiemouth, 202 squadron, Sea King helicopter. One man, the skipper, was swept overboard and is missing.|
|Kodima||The cargo ship ran aground in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall. Refloated on 16 February and towed to Falmouth.|
|Camadan||Turkey||The cargo ship sunk in bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta ( ). All the crew were rescued.|
|Gilbert Sea||Honduras||Cargo ship seized for carrying cocaine and sunk as an artificial reef 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Lake Worth Inlet, Florida.|
|Belmonte||Brazilian Navy||The decommissioned landing ship was sunk as a target.|
|Jawgal||Libya||The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria. 15 crew of the other 24 lost their lives.|
|USS Spiegel Grove||United States Navy||The decommissioned Thomaston-class dock landing ship was sunk as an artificial reef off Key Largo, Florida, at .|
|Clipper Cheyenne||Bahamas||The semi-submersible dock ship sank at Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. She was later salvaged and towed to a French port.|
|USS Hepburn||United States Navy||The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target.|
|USS Wainwright||United States Navy||The decommissioned Belknap-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk by explosive charges off Puerto Rico after being used as a missile, torpedo, and aircraft target on 11 and 12 June.|
|Carrie of Camaret||United Kingdom||The schooner ran aground off Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland. All eleven people on board were rescued but the vessel was a total loss.|
|USS Rathburne||United States Navy||The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during the RIMPAC 02 exercise.|
|HMS Nottingham||Royal Navy||The Type 42 destroyer ran aground on Wolf Rock, Lord Howe Island, Australia and was severely damaged. Subsequently repaired and returned to service in July 2004.|
|USS White Plains||United States Navy||The decommissioned Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean at , during the RIMPAC 02 exercise.|
|USS Harold E. Holt||United States Navy||The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during the RIMPAC 02 exercise.|
|Bismihita'la||Liberia||The cargo ship developed a severe list 500 nautical miles (930 km) off Cape Town, South Africa due to No. 2 hold flooding. Crew rescued by Mineral York ( Liberia). Ship taken in tow by tug Suhaili. She was scuttled on 17 September at |
|Le Joola||Senegal||The passenger ferry capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gambia with the loss of at least 1,863 of the over 2,000 people on board.|
|USS Okinawa||United States Navy||The decommissioned Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California at , absorbing several hits by bombs, Maverick missiles, and Harpoon missiles before being finished off by a Mark 48 torpedo fired by the submarine USS Portsmouth ( United States Navy).|
|USS Towers||United States Navy||Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California by the guided-missile frigate USS Sides ( United States Navy).|
|Mercury II||Azerbaijan||The cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea with the loss of 42 of the 51 people on board.|
|HMAS Hobart||Royal Australian Navy||Perth-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as an artificial reef and dive wreck in Yankalilla Bay, South Australia, at , 4.8 nautical miles (5.5 miles; 8.9 km) west-northwest of Marina St. Vincent.|
|HMS Trafalgar||Royal Navy||The Trafalgar-class submarine ran aground underwater at Fladda-chuain, Scotland. She surfaced and proceeded to Faslane. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|Prestige||Greece||The oil tanker broke in two and sank off Galicia, Spain, creating a massive oil spill, polluting thousands of kilometers of coastline.|
|HNoMS Orkla||Royal Norwegian Navy||The Alta-class minesweeper suffered an engine room explosion, caught fire and capsized the next the day in Harøyfjorden north-west of Flemsøya in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Eleven of the thirty-three crew suffered light smoke inhalation injuries.|
|Nge Zin Thein||Myanmar||The ferry sank on a Burmese river with the loss of an unknown number of passengers.|
|USS Caron||United States Navy||Spruance-class destroyer was sunk off Puerto Rico during explosives testing.|
|Princess Pia||Panama||The cargo ship ran aground at Klaipėda, Lithuania and was holed. She was refloated 16 December and subsequently scrapped in October 2003.|
|Tricolor||Norway||The vehicle carrier collided with Kariba ( Bahamas) in the English Channel and sank off Dunquerque, Nord, France. The wreck was removed in 2004.|
|Nicola||Netherlands||The cargo ship ran aground on the wreck of Tricolor ( Norway). She was later refloated.|
|Regina Maris||United States||The schooner sank at her moorings at Glen Cove, New York, due to the poor condition of her hull. Efforts to refloat her in 2003 damaged her beyond repair, and she subsequently was scrapped.|
- Simon de Bruxelles (3 January 2002). "Village threatened as tanker hits rocks". The Times (67328). London. col A-H, p. 9.
- "Crew rescued from stricken boat". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Salvage team will reinspect ship". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Cargo Ship Camadan". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Gilbert Sea". Dive Spots. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- "Bodies retrieved". The Times (67419). London. 8 April 2002. col E, p. 16.
- "Report Of The Investigation Into The Sinking Of The M.V. "Clipper Cheyenne"". Marine Casualty Investigation Board. 15 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Report into the Grounding of "Carrie of Camaret" (Alias "Cabin Fever I") at Tory Island, Co. Donegal on 13th June 2003". Marine Casualty Investigation Board. 15 March 2005. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "42 missing as tanker goes down". The Times (67589). London. 24 October 2002. col H, p. 18.
- "40 Missing in Caspian Sea Shipwreck". The Moscow Times. 24 October 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- ""Orkla" har kantret". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). 26 January 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Su Wai, Khin (4 November 2015). "Eight bodies recovered, scores still missing". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- Sam Lister (17 December 2002). "Third ship in big Channel pile-up may not be the last". The Times (67636). London. col A-H, p. 9.
- "Celebrated barquentine Regina Maris scrapped". Ocean Navigator (122). May–June 2002.
- LeDuff, Charlie (10 February 1999). "Faded Glory on the Gold Coast; Glen Cove, Relic of the Gilded Age, Plans a Comeback". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
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