List of shipwrecks in 2007

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The list of shipwrecks in 2007 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2007.

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2007
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec


January[edit]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 2007
Ship Country Description
Pere Charles,  Ireland The 20 m fishing trawler sank in a storm southeast of Ireland with all five crew presumed dead. Two lifeboats were found empty the next day.
Honeydew 2  Ireland The 24-meter wooden fishing vessel sank and two of her four crew members were rescued after twenty hours from a liferaft.[citation needed]
Sunna  Norway Ran aground west of Swona, suffering severe damage.[1][2]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 2007
Ship Country Description
Server  Cyprus
Server at Ågotnes

The bulk carrier suffered an engine break-down, and was driven aground by a storm on the coast of the island of Fedje, Norway. The ship broke in two, with the bow section being salvaged and towed to Ågotnes, while the stern broke apart. The salvaged bow section was scrapped in Esbjerg, Denmark, starting in April 2008.[3][4]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 2007
Ship Country Description
MSC Napoli  United Kingdom The container ship was deliberately beached on Branscombe beach, Lyme Bay, after suffering a serious structural failure to her hull during a severe storm the previous day.[5]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 2007
Ship Country Description
Lady of Grace  United States The 75-foot (23 m) fishing boat sank in Nantucket Sound with the loss of all four crew. The weather at the time was of winds of 25 to 30 knots (56 km/h) and 8 to 10-foot (3.0 m) seas.[6]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 2007
Ship Country Description
Tenacious  United States The 40-foot (12 m) yacht presumed lost off San Francisco, California in good weather. Computer scientist Jim Gray was making a solo day trip. The Coast Guard suspended the search for the ship on 1 February.[citation needed]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 2007
Ship Country Description
Nordkapp  Norway The cruise ship ran aground near Deception Island, Antarctic Ocean. Passengers transferred to her sister ship MS Nordnorge and HMS Endurance took non-essential crew aboard.

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2007
Ship Country Description
Lucky Lady  United States The 52-foot (16 m) fishing boat was lost off Cape Elizabeth, Maine with the two crew missing. Weather conditions were only 4-foot (1.2 m) waves and 10-knot (19 km/h) winds.[2]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 2007
Ship Country Description
Sea Express 1  United Kingdom She collided with Alaska Rainbow ( Greece) in the River Mersey and was severely damaged. She was later repaired and returned to service.

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 2007
Ship Country Description
Levina 1  Indonesia Sank in the Java Sea after burning for three days, with over fifty people killed.[7]

March[edit]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 2007
Ship Country Description
Repubblica di Genova  Italy The freighter capsized in the port of Antwerp, Belgium with no loss of life.[8] She was recovered by parbuckling in September 2007.[9]

April[edit]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 2007
Ship Country Description
Sea Diamond  Greece
Sea Diamond.
The cruise ship sank near Santorini, Greece, after running aground the preceding day.

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 2007
Ship Country Description
Bourbon Dolphin  Norway The anchor handling tug supply vessel sank of the coast off the Shetland Islands and claiming eight lives.

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 2007
Ship Country Description
Juliett 484  United States The ex-Russian submarine, serving as a living museum docked in Providence Harbor, Rhode Island, sank during a storm.

May[edit]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 2007
Ship Country Description
HMCS Huron  Royal Canadian Navy The decommissioned Iroquois-class destroyer was sunk as a missile and gunnery target in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date May 2007
Ship Country Description
USS Sailfish  United States Navy The decommissioned Sailfish-class submarine was sunk as a target at 47°05′47″N 127°23′08″W / 47.09639°N 127.38556°W / 47.09639; -127.38556 ("USS Sailfiish (SS-572)) off the coast of Washington by a Mark 48 ADCAP torpedo fired by the submarine USS Topeka ( United States Navy).

June[edit]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 2007
Ship Country Description
Pasha Bulker  Panama
Pasha Bulker.
The bulk carrier was driven ashore at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She was refloated on 2 July. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.

August[edit]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 2007
Ship Country Description
Olshana  Russia The trawler sank in Tangafjørður between the two Faroese islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy after hitting a skerry, Flesjarnar the evening before. There were no casualties.[10][11]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 2007
Ship Country Description
Amunafa  Sierra Leone The ferry operating on the Freetown-Kasire route capsized off the coast of Bailor, Sierra Leone, 158 killed.[citation needed]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 2007
Ship Country Description
Jork  Antigua and Barbuda The vessel sank after colliding with the unmanned North Sea gas platform Viking Echo (64 kilometres (35 nmi) off the Norfolk coast), the entire crew was rescued, the gas platform survived and continues to operate. The vessel had been destined for one of the Humber ports carrying a cargo of grain from Lübeck in Germany.[12]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 2007
Ship Country Description
USS Knox  United States Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Guam.

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 2007
Ship Country Description
New Flame  Panama
New Flame

The bulk carrier collided with an oil tanker off Europa Point, the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending partially submerged.

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 2007
Ship Country Description
P29  Armed Forces of Malta
Wreck of P29

The patrol boat was scuttled off Ċirkewwa as an artificial reef.

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 2007
Ship Country Description
Douala Tide Sank off Port Alfred in South Africa. The South African maritime authorities rescued ten seafarers after the vessel capsized. The vessel had been sailing from Dubai to Douala, and was a 37-foot (11 m) anchor-handling tug.[13] One died

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 2007
Ship Country Description
Shelly  Israel The cargo vessel is accidentally rammed by cruise liner CS Salamis Glory ( Cyprus), killing two of the cargo vessel's crew members as she sank off Haifa.[14][15]

October[edit]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 2007
Ship Country Description
Seagull Express 2  Malaysia A ferry to Tioman Island, Malaysia in the South China Sea caught fire and sank; 99 passengers and crew were rescued while 7 drowned.[16]

November[edit]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 2007
Ship Country Description
HMNZS Canterbury  Royal New Zealand Navy The Leander-class frigate was scuttled as a dive wreck in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. 35°11′38″S 174°17′40″E / 35.1938°S 174.2944°E / -35.1938; 174.2944 (HMNZS Canterbury (F421))[17]

12 November[edit]

Five ships sank in the Black Sea due to the weather conditions:

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 2007
Ship Country Description
Volgoneft-139 The tanker broke into two parts with more than 1,300 t of oil escaping into the Kerch Strait[citation needed]
Volnogorsk  Russia Cargo ship transporting 2,400t of sulphur[citation needed]
Nakhitchevan  Russia Cargo ship carrying sulphur[citation needed]
Kovel  Russia Cargo ship carrying sulphur[citation needed]
Hash Izmail  Georgia Cargo ship carrying steel products.[citation needed]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 2007
Ship Country Description
Propontis  Greece The tanker with 100,000 tonnes of crude oil touched bottom in the Gulf of Finland. The ship was travelling from Russia to England. There were no signs of an oil leak.[citation needed]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 2007
Ship Country Description
Explorer  Canada The cruise ship struck an iceberg and sank close to the South Shetland Islands in the Antarctic Ocean. One hundred passengers and fifty-four crew, were evacuated from the ship and took to the liferafts. (The two people that remained and attempted to stabilize the ship gave up and evacuated as well). The Antarctic Dream was reported to be assisting in the rescue.[18]

December[edit]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 2007
Ship Country Description
Hebei Spirit  Hong Kong The crude oil tanker collided with a runaway barge while anchored 10 kilometres (5.4 nmi) off Incheon. 10,000 tons of crude oil spilled to the sea, causing the worst oil spill in the history of South Korea. [3]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 2007
Ship Country Description
Gregory Poole  United States The fishing vessel, formerly the Admirable-class minesweeper USS Cruise ( United States Navy), was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Delaware at (38°30.9′N 74°30.6′W / 38.5150°N 74.5100°W / 38.5150; -74.5100 (MV Gregory Poole)[19]Coordinates: 38°30.9′N 74°30.6′W / 38.5150°N 74.5100°W / 38.5150; -74.5100 (MV Gregory Poole)[19]) to form part of an artificial reef.[20]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 2007
Ship Country Description
Flying Phantom  United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank off Clydebank with the loss of three lives. The tug's Danish owner, Svitzer Marine, was subsequently prosecuted and admitted a series of health and safety breaches.[21] MAIB report

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 2007
Ship Country Description
Eastern Bright  South Korea The bulk carrier, carrying nitric acid, sank near the Korean coast. Only one seaman was rescued, a Burmese, with fourteen (12 Koreans and 2 Burmese) missing.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "SECOND PROSECUTION FOLLOWING GROUNDING IN PENTLAND FIRTH". Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Okkenhaug, Liv Solli (17 January 2007). "Styrte mot katastrofe - ingen ble varslet". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Server (8307117)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 8 June 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Napoli salvage is declared over". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "16 dead on blazing ferry as passengers jump into sea". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Svendsen, Jon; Jan Tiedemann. "The Weekly Containershipping-Newsletter: March 2007, 11th week" (pdf). www.containersh ip-info.net.tc. p. 1. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Antwerp ship disaster, the sequal. YouTube (Motion Picture). YouTube. 2007. 
  10. ^ Lekur olju og drekkur sjógv - 2 August 2008 - Obtained 29 August 2008.
  11. ^ Olshana er sokkin - portal.fo - 3 August 2008 - Obtained 29 August 2008.
  12. ^ "MV Jork - Collision with Viking Echo Gas Platform in the North Sea". Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Samsa Investigates Sinking of M/V Douala Tide". 
  14. ^ Rescuers retrieve bodies of two sailors killed in collision off Haifa - 1 September 2007 - Obtained 3 September 2007.
  15. ^ Israeli Divers Find Bodies of 2 Sailors - The Washington Post - 31 August 2007 - Obtained 3 September 2007.
  16. ^ "Death toll of Malaysian ferry accident rises to 7". en.people.cn. People's Daily Online. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "History". Northland Dive. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "MV EXPLORER Cruise Ship Sinking In South Atlantic". Shipping Times. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Delaware Reef Guide 2009–2010" (PDF). Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC). Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Newest artificial reef – called Del-Jersey-Land – originates with sinking of decommissioned minesweeper". DNREC. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Clyde Tug Boat Sinking: Company To Be Sentenced". The Scotsman. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
Ship events in 2007
Ship launches: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ship commissionings: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ship decommissionings: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Shipwrecks: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012