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.

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2002
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 2002
Ship Country Description
Willy  Cyprus The tanker ran aground at Kingsand, Cornwall.[1]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2002
Ship Country Description
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.[2]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 2002
Ship Country Description
Kodima The cargo ship ran aground in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall.[3] Refloated on 16 February and towed to Falmouth.

March[edit]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 2002
Ship Country Description
Camadan  Turkey The cargo ship sunk in bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta (35°31′N 14°32′E / 35.51°N 14.53°E / 35.51; 14.53). All the crew were rescued.[4]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 2002
Ship Country Description
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.[5]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 2002
Ship Country Description
Belmonte  Brazilian Navy The decommissioned landing ship was sunk as a target.

April[edit]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 2002
Ship Country Description
Jawgal  Libya The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria. 15 crew of the other 24 lost their lives.[6]

May[edit]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 2002
Ship Country Description
USS Spiegel Grove  United States Navy The decommissioned Thomaston-class dock landing ship was sunk as an artificial reef off Key Largo, Florida, at 25°04′00.2″N 80°18′00.7″W / 25.066722°N 80.300194°W / 25.066722; -80.300194.

June[edit]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 2002
Ship Country Description
Clipper Cheyenne  Bahamas The semi-submersible dock ship sank at Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. She was later salvaged and towed to a French port.[7]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 2002
Ship Country Description
USS Hepburn  United States Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target.

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 2002
Ship Country Description
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.[8]

July[edit]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 2002
Ship Country Description
USS Rathburne  United States Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during the RIMPAC 02 exercise.

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 2002
Ship Country Description
USS White Plains  United States Navy The decommissioned Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean at 22°55′00.9″N 160°10′00.3″W / 22.916917°N 160.166750°W / 22.916917; -160.166750 (USS White Plains (AFS-4)"), during the RIMPAC 02 exercise.

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

August[edit]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 2002
Ship Country Description
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 25°12′S 9°23′E / 25.200°S 9.383°E / -25.200; 9.383[9]

September[edit]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

October[edit]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 2002
Ship Country Description
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 031°27′N 119°42′W / 31.450°N 119.700°W / 31.450; -119.700 ("USS Okinawa (LPH-3)), 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).

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 2002
Ship Country Description
USS Towers  United States Navy
USS Towers sinking.
The decommissioned 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).

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 2002
Ship Country Description
Mercury II  Azerbaijan The cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea with the loss of 42 of the 51 people on board.[10][11]

November[edit]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 2002
Ship Country Description
HMAS Hobart  Royal Australian Navy
The wreck of HMAS Hobart in 2010.
The Perth-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as an artificial reef and dive wreck in Yankalilla Bay, South Australia, at 35°28′51.6″S 138°09′26.0″E / 35.481000°S 138.157222°E / -35.481000; 138.157222, 4.8 nautical miles (5.5 miles; 8.9 km) west-northwest of Marina St. Vincent.

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 2002
Ship Country Description
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.[12]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2002
Ship Country Description
Nge Zin Thein  Myanmar The ferry sank on a Burmese river with the loss of an unknown number of passengers.[13]

December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 2002
Ship Country Description
USS Caron  United States Navy
USS Caron sinking.
The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk off Puerto Rico during explosives testing.

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 2002
Ship Country Description
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.[9]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 2002
Ship Country Description
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.

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 2002
Ship Country Description
Nicola  Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground on the wreck of Tricolor ( Norway). She was later refloated.[14]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date
Ship Country Description
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.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon de Bruxelles (3 January 2002). "Village threatened as tanker hits rocks". The Times (67328). London. col A-H, p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Crew rescued from stricken boat". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Salvage team will reinspect ship". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cargo Ship Camadan". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gilbert Sea". Dive Spots. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bodies retrieved". The Times (67419). London. 8 April 2002. col E, p. 16. 
  7. ^ "Report Of The Investigation Into The Sinking Of The M.V. "Clipper Cheyenne"". Marine Casualty Investigation Board. 15 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "42 missing as tanker goes down". The Times (67589). London. 24 October 2002. col H, p. 18. 
  11. ^ "40 Missing in Caspian Sea Shipwreck". The Moscow Times. 24 October 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  12. ^ ""Orkla" har kantret". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). 26 January 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Su Wai, Khin (4 November 2015). "Eight bodies recovered, scores still missing". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "Celebrated barquentine Regina Maris scrapped". Ocean Navigator (122). May–June 2002. 
  16. ^ 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. 
Ship events in 2002
Ship launches: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Ship commissionings: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Ship decommissionings: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Shipwrecks: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007