List of shipwrecks in 2008

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The list of shipwrecks in 2008 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2008.

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2008
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 2008
Ship Country Description
Vanessa  Bulgaria carrying scrap metal sank in the Azov Sea. 9 of her 10 crew were lost.[1]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 2008
Ship Country Description
Ice Prince  Greece The cargo ship sank in the English Channel near Devon,[2] where she was carrying more than 5000 tonnes of timber to Alexandria. All the crew members were rescued.[3] The timber being transported by the ship ended up polluting dozens of beaches along the southern coast of the United Kingdom in counties such as West Sussex, Dover, and Kent.[4]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 2008
Ship Country Description
An unnamed cargo ship bound for Panama sank off the coast of Taiwan after being overwhelmed by a wave. She was transporting gravel from Hong Kong, and sank approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km) from Taiwan. All of the 8 Chinese crew members died.[5]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 2008
Ship Country Description
Gevo Victory  Lebanon The cargo ship, bound for Beirut, sank off the coast of Lebanon in heavy sea. All aboard were rescued by a German frigate that participated in UNIFIL.[6][7]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 2008
Ship Country Description
Riverdance  Bahamas
Riverdance

The ferry, sailing from Warrenpoint to Heysham, developed a severe list in the Irish sea. Ship was beached at Blackpool, and all of the crew and passengers were airlifted to safety.[8][9]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2008
Ship Country Description
Spinningdale  Spain The trawler crashed into a group of rocks near St Kilda due to gale-force winds. All fourteen of the crew were airlifted to safety by the Stornoway Coastguard.[10]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 2008
Ship Country Description
UND Adriyatik  Turkey
UND Adriyatic.

The U.N Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş (Turkey) owned freighter catches fire in the northern Adriatic Sea. The ship was carrying 200 trucks and nine tonnes of oil derivates, and all crewmembers and passengers were saved before the fire could hurt them.[11]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 2008
Ship Country Description
Shourav  Bangladesh According to ATN Bangla television and a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority report, an overloaded Bangladeshi ferry MV Shourav carrying 100 passengers on board was rammed by a sand cargo, and then sank. This occurred on the Buriganga River, in the outskirts of Dhaka, killing 49.[12][13]

March[edit]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 2008
Ship Country Description
Maro  Antigua and Barbuda
Maro.

The cargo ship ran aground at Gipuzkoa, Spain. She broke up four days later.

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 2008
Ship Country Description
Alaska Ranger  United States She sank in the Bering Sea after reporting progressive flooding.[14]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 2008
Ship Country Description
Naftogaz-67  Ukraine According to Hong Kong's RTHK, a Ukrainian tugboat, Naftogaz-67, has sunk and is lying upside-down in 37 metres (121 ft) of water with 18 crews missing after colliding with a Chinese cargo ship Yao-Hai off Tuen Mun.[15][16][17][18]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 2008
Ship Country Description
Coco Leoni  United Kingdom The motor cruiser Coco Leoni ran aground at Lytham, opposite the windmill.

April[edit]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 2008
Ship Country Description
Nikko Maru  Japan According to Coast Guard of Japan and Japanese major television networks, including NTV and TBS report, the fishingboat sank in stormy conditions at Mutsu Bay, off Aomori, northern Honshu, killing eight.[19]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 2008
Ship Country Description
Lujiao Yu  China According to Coast Guard of South Korea and South Korean television networks (KBS and SBS) report, a Chinese fishingboat Lujiao Yu sank by overturning after she collided with South Korean freighter Panbless off Mara Island, six Chinese are missing.[20]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 2008
Ship Country Description
Lurong Yu 2177  China According to a Coast Guard of Japan report, Chinese fishing boat Lurong Yu 2177 sank after colliding with Hong Kong freighter Shinyo Sawako between Kyūshū and Amami Island, in the East China Sea, Japan, killing 16.[21][22]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 2008
Ship Country Description
Assalama  Panama
Assalama

The passenger ferry sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was beached at Tarfaya, Morocco. All 113 passengers were rescued, as were her crew.[23]

May[edit]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 2008
Ship Country Description
Comandante Sales  Brazil According to Brazilian Army and Rede Globo television network report, Brazilian river boat Comandante Sales, carrying 80 people, capsized at Solimoes River, on the outskirts of Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil, killing 41, mostly women.[24]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 2008
Ship Country Description
Nazimuddin  Bangladesh A Bangladeshi double decker ferry MV Nazimuddin carrying 150 passengers on board sank. This occurred on the Ghorautura River, Ghoradigha, Kishoregani, 80 kilometres (43 nmi) from Dhaka, killing at least 41.[25]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 2008
Ship Country Description
The Girl Patricia  United Kingdom The Newlyn fishing vessel sunk 28 nautical miles (52 km) NW of Land's End. All four crew winched to safety by RNAS Culdrose helicopter.[26]

June[edit]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 2008
Ship Country Description
An unnamed immigrant boat According to Libyan and Egyptian security officials, an illegal immigrant boat capsized off Zuwara, Nuqat al Khams, Libya, the accident killing 140 people, including Bangladeshi, Algerian and Moroccan immigrants[citation needed]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 2008
Ship Country Description
Princess of the Stars  Philippines
Princess of the Stars.

She was capsized by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibyan Island, Philippines. At least 671 people dead [27] and 76 rescued by Filipino Coast Guard.[28]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 2008
Ship Country Description
Suwa Maru No.58  Japan According to Japan Coast Guard official and Fuji Television report, Japanese fishingboat Suwa Maru No.58 capsized off Choshi, Chiba, Japan, sixteen people feared dead.[citation needed]

24 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 2008
Ship Country Description
Guyona  United Kingdom Scallop dredger and stern trawler capsized leading to sinking. Sailed from Brixham to fishing grounds south of Little Sark in the Channel Islands. The crew was recovered by the Guernsey lifeboat.[29]

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 2008
Ship Country Description
USS Horne  United States Navy The decommissioned Belknap-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 08.

July[edit]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 2008
Ship Country Description
Myo Pa Pa Tun  Myanmar According to New Light of Myanmar newspaper report, Myanmarase passenger boat Myo Pa Pa Tun, carrying 82 passengers, capsized at Yway River, Myaungmya, Myanmar, at least 38 killed.[citation needed]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 2008
Ship Country Description
USS David R. Ray  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean as a gunnery and Harpoon missile target by eight United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and three aircraft during RIMPAC 08.

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 2008
Ship Country Description
USS Cushing  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 08.

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 2008
Ship Country Description
USS Fletcher  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target by a Mark 48 ADCAP torpedo fired by the submarine HMAS Waller ( Royal Australian Navy) in the Pacific Ocean at 23°01′02″N 159°59′09″W / 23.01722°N 159.98583°W / 23.01722; -159.98583 ("USS Fletcher (DD-992)") during RIMPAC 08.

September[edit]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 2008
Ship Country Description
Asgard II  Ireland The brigantine sank in the Bay of Biscay 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Belle-Île-en-Mer.

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 2008
Ship Country Description
An unnamed ferry has sunk near the north-western Turkish port of Bandirma, leaving at least one person dead and five others missing.[30]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 2008
Ship Country Description
KM Usaha Baru  Indonesia The Indonesian wooden boat carrying 77 passengers and crew on board capsized after an engine fire off Nakhoda, Maluku, Indonesia, killing 9 people.[31]

October[edit]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 2008
Ship Country Description
USS O'Bannon  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia by the ships and aircraft of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group ( United States Navy).

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 2008
Ship Country Description
Fedra  Liberia
Fedra.

The bulk carrier ran aground on Europa Point, Gibraltar and broke in two.

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 2008
Ship Country Description
Katmai  United States sank in the Bering Sea during a severe storm; four of 11 crew members were rescued.[32]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 2008
Ship Country Description
Ledenik  Croatia The fish factory ship foundered off Sestrunj, Croatia.[33]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 2008
Ship Country Description
Abigail H  United Kingdom The grab hopper dredger foundered in Heysham Harbour after developing a leak.[34]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 2008
Ship Country Description
Ekawat Nava 5  Marshall Islands She was sunk by INS Tabar after being identified as a pirate "mother ship". Allegedly Ekawat Nava 5's crew fired upon the INS Tabar when challenged to stop to be searched.

December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 2008
Ship Country Description
Ushuaia  Comoros She hit a rock in Wilhelmina Bay in Antarctica. The passengers and crew were evacuated by the Chilean Navy.[35][36]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2008
Ship Country Description
Lady Davinia  Malta The tour boat (formerly a minesweeper) sunk at its moorings at Sliema Creek.[37]

See also[edit]

Ship events in 2008
Ship launches: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ship commissionings: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ship decommissionings: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Shipwrecks: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

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Ship events in 2008
Ship launches: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ship commissionings: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ship decommissionings: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Shipwrecks: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013