List of shipwrecks in 2006

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The list of shipwrecks in 2006 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2006.

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2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Ece  Marshall Islands The tanker sank while being towed toward Le Havre, after having collided with the freighter General Grot-Rowecki ( Malta) about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of Guernsey. The Ece sank near the site of the collision, in 70 metres (230 ft) of water, 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Cap de La Hague.[1]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Fjordbuen  Norway The cargo ship sank at the quay at Stamnes, Norway.[2] The wreck has since become a popular diving site.[3]


3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 2006
Ship Country Description
al-Salam Boccaccio 98  Egypt The passenger ferry caught fire and sank in the Red Sea killing at least 846 people. A total of 426 people were rescued.

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 2006
Ship Country Description
USS O'Brien  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Kauai, Hawaii, by the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie and two P-3 Orion aircraft (all  United States Navy) and the frigate HMCS Vancouver ( Canadian Forces Maritime Command).

March[edit]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Runner 4  Dominica Cargo ship carrying aluminium sank in the Gulf of Finland when Svyatitel Apostol Andrey collided into it from behind while both were in a convoy escorted by a Russian icebreaker Kapitan Sorokin.[4]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Teklivka  Malta Cargo ship sunk in the Mediterranean near Port Said, Egypt in a storm. Three crew were lost, but the other 12 were rescued by the Searose G.[5][6]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Hyundai Fortune  South Korea - Hyundai Container ship damaged by fire in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen. Later towed to port. She was repaired and returned to service.

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Queen of the North  Canada Large passenger ferry which sank off the north coast of British Columbia, Canada after running aground. Two passengers drowned.[7]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 2006
Ship Country Description
An unnamed passenger boat flag unknown sank off Cameroon's Atlantic coast near the port of Kribi, with the loss of at least 127 lives.[8]
Pong Su  Tuvalu Sunk by bombing from Royal Australian Air Force aircraft off Australia.

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Orion  Mexico The tanker sank in the Gulf of Mexico near Yucatán.[citation needed]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Al-Dana  Bahrain Passenger dhow which sank in the Persian Gulf near Bahrain.

May[edit]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Oriskany  United States Navy The decommissioned Essex-class aircraft carrier was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida to create an artificial reef.

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 2006
Ship Country Description
Nearchos  Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.

June[edit]

7 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Comte de Grasse  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean about 275 nautical miles (509 km) off the coast of North Carolina.
USS Stump  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.

July[edit]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Belleau Wood  United States Navy
USS Belleau Wood sinking.
The decommissioned Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii as part of the RIMPAC 06 exercise.

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USNS Mars  United States Navy The inactivated Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a torpedo target in the Pacific Ocean 54 nautical miles (62 miles; 100 km) off the coast of Hawaii as part of the RIMPAC 06 exercise.

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Thorn  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date July 2006
Ship Country Description
ROCS Liao Yang  Republic of China Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target in the South China Sea.

August[edit]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Solar I  Philippines Guimaras oil spill: The oil tanker sank off the coast off Guimaras province.[9]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Cominoland  Malta The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.[10]
Karwela  Malta The former Captain Morgan ferry boat was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.[10]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 2006
Ship Country Description
Finnbirch  Sweden The ro-ro ferry capsized and sank off the coast of Sweden with the loss of two crew.

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Valley Forge  United States Navy The decommissioned Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean near Kauai, Hawaii.

December[edit]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Spruance  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target by aircraft-launched Harpoon missiles.

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 2006
Ship Country Description
Senopati Nusantara  Indonesia The ferry sank off Mandalika Island with over 500 people killed.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2006
Ship Country Description
Ipiros  Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanker wreck starts leaking oil". BBC News Online. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Hammerstad, Kathrine (3 February 2006). "Oljelekkasje etter skips-havari". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Aarre, Einar (28 April 2014). "Skipskirkegården som får naboene til å se rødt". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Runner 4 sunk". Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ 2007 inaugural IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to be awarded to Searose G seafarers for dramatic rescue of Teklivka crew
  6. ^ Eleven Ukrainians reported among crew of Teklivka boat, which sank near Port Said
  7. ^ Neal Hall: Family of woman who died in ferry sinking settles lawsuit Vancouver Sun
  8. ^ "Boat wrecked off Cameroon coast". BBC News Online. 23 March 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Oil slick spreading in Philippines". The Times (68783). London. 19 August 2006. col A-B, p. 39. 
  10. ^ a b "Karwela & Cominoland - Gozo". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Ship events in 2006
Ship launches: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ship commissionings: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ship decommissionings: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Shipwrecks: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011