List of shipwrecks in 2012

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The list of shipwrecks in 2012 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2012.

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2012
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec


January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Jin Hang Bo 53  China The hopper vessel sank at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.[1]
Safina  Kenya The ferry collided with a cargo ship off Lamu Island and sank with the loss of nine lives. There were at least 48 survivors.[2][3]
Unknown ship Unknown The bulk freighter ran aground in the Yangtze River, China after an navigation error and was overloaded with a cargo of 1700 tons of stone. All crewmen on board were rescued.[4]
Skulptor Tomskiy  Belize The refrigerator cargo ship ran aground in the Morskoy Canal, St. Petersburg, Russia. The ship was refloated the next day with the assistance of four tugs.[5]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Delamar  Gibraltar The cargo ship ran aground near Antwerp, Belgium. The ship was refloated the next day.[6]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Odin Sydfyen  Denmark The passenger ferry ran aground near Tårs, Denmark. The ship was able to be refloated under her own power.[7]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 2012
Ship Country Description
MSC Poesia  Panama The cruise ship ran aground on a reef off Grand Bahama. The ship remained on the reef for the day until it was eventually pulled off by four tugs.[8]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Tycoon  Panama The phosphate carrier broke her mooring and was pushed into the cliffs at Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island and broke up, spilling oil and phosphate into the sea. All fifteen crew were rescued by Royal Australian Navy RIBs.[9]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Anke Angela  Gibraltar The cargo vessel ran aground in Kalmar Strait, in the Baltic Sea, Sweden.[10]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Harmony SW  Panama The cargo vessel ran aground in the Kiel Canal.[11]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Costa Concordia  Italy
Costa Concordia after capsizing

The Concordia-class cruise ship ran aground off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany (42°21′53″N 10°55′16″E / 42.36472°N 10.92111°E / 42.36472; 10.92111). There were 32 deaths amongst the 4,252 people on board. Declared a constructive total loss, Costa Concordia was parbuckled upright on 17 September 2013. She was refloated on 14 July 2014, departing under tow on 23 July for Genoa, where she was scrapped.

FAS Provence  Bahamas While under tow from Dakar the ship sank on the Medina Bank in the Mediterranean Sea.[12]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Doola No.3  South Korea The tanker broke in two after an explosion onboard near Jawol Island in the Yellow Sea.[13]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Doola 3  South Korea The tanker exploded and sank off Jawol Island with the loss of eleven of her sixteen crew.[14]
Edirne  Sierra Leone The tanker sank after an explosion onboard off the city of Durrës in Albania, with one crew member reported dead and two more reported missing.[15]
Lady Moon  United Kingdom The tanker sank off Al Hamriya, Dubai. Her five crew were rescued.[16]
Fishing vessel Unknown The fishing vessel sank after colliding with the cargo ship Cheng Lu 28 ( China) in the Hainan Strait off Hainan, China. Three crew members were reported missing.[17]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Mako  United States The offshore supply vessel was destroyed by fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) off the coast of Nigeria.[18]
Tit Bonhomme  Ireland The fishing vessel sank, after hitting rocks, near Glandore Harbour, County Cork. Five crew members reported missing.[19]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Aztec Maiden  Philippines The cargo ship ran aground at Wijk aan Zee, North Holland, Netherlands.[20] The ship was pulled free a day later and brought to IJmuiden for inspection.[21]
Kayan 1  Sierra Leone The cargo ship collided with Adria Blu ( Tanzania) off Istanbul, Turkey and was beached. Her thirteen crew were rescued. A temporary repair was made and the ship was refloated. She was taken in to Istanbul.[22]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Hamed II  United Arab Emirates The supply vessel sank off Al Hamriya, Dubai with the loss of one of her six crew.[23]
Seaford 2  Philippines The cargo vessel sank off San Jose, Philippines after suffering a severe list. All crew were rescued.[24]
Sun Spirits  Panama The cargo vessel sank off Binorong Point, Philippines after her cargo of iron ore shifted. All crew were rescued.[24]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Hallgrímur  Iceland The fishing trawler sank in a storm off Ålesund, Norway. One crew member was rescued by a Royal Norwegian Air Force helicopter, with three others missing.[25] The body of the trawler's captain was recovered from the sea north of Tromsø, Norway, in late March 2012.[26] At the time of her loss, Hallgrímur had been on the way to the Fosen Gjenvinning breaker's yard at Stoksund in Sør-Trøndelag for scrapping.[27]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Delta Mariner  United States The aircraft transport ship struck the Eggner Ferry Bridge over the Kentucky Lake. No injuries or loss of vehicles from the bridge were reported in the late night collision. As of 27 January, the ship remains stranded mid-stream with a large section of bridge wrapped around the upper forward decks, and dragging on the bottom.[28]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Rona  Moldova The cargo ship was driven ashore near Akpinar, Turkey. Her crew were taken off the next day.[29]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Anna Akhmatova  Russia The passenger ship was severely damaged by fire and sank at Moscow.[30]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Unknown trawler  Australia The fishing trawler capsized and broke up after hitting the breakwall at the entrance to the Tweed River, New South Wales, Australia. Two crew were rescued.[31]
Girl Rona  United Kingdom The trawler capsized after hitting a sandbank whilst trying to enter Teignmouth harbour, Devon. All five crew rescued.[32]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 2012
Ship Country Description
Vera  Cambodia The cargo ship sunk during a storm in the Black Sea.[33]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Rabaul Queen  Papua New Guinea The passenger ferry sank off the northwest coast of Papua New Guinea near Finschhafen.[34] As of 30 April 2012, 321 people out of more than 500 believed to have been on the overloaded ferry remain listed as missing.

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Captain Ivan Vikulov  Malta The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion and caught fire in the Azov Sea. Her fourteen crew were rescued by the icebreaker Kapitan Moshkin ( Russia). The severely damaged ship was subsequently anchored off Strilkove, Ukraine.[35]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Alaca 1  Panama The cargo ship was crushed by ice in the Azov Sea off Kirillovka, Ukraine. Her twelve crew abandoned ship and were subsequently rescued.[36]
Tanya Karpinskaya  Russia The cargo ship was in collision with Kota Duta ( Singapore) off Niigata, Japan. She consequently capsized and sank. Her seventeen crew were rescued.[37]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Feruz  Malta The cargo ship was driven ashore at Samsun, Turkey. Her sixteen crew survived.[38]
Hay K  Moldova The cargo ship was driven ashore at Samsun.[38]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Bien Nam 17  Vietnam The cargo ship collided with two other vessels and sank in the Nha Be River at Ho Chi Min City with the loss of one of her twelve crew.[39] The vessel was refloated on 23 February.[40]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Combattant  France The hopper vessel struck a mooring and sank in the Rhône at Beaucaire, Gard.[41]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 2012
Ship Country Description
En Avant  Netherlands The tug sank in the Bijlands Kanaal at Millingen aan de Rijn, Gelderland.[42]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Maverick Dos  Spain The passenger ship ran aground in the Balearic Islands. All 25 people on board were rescued.[43]
Shun King 8  Tonga Cyclone Jasmine: The fishing vessel capsized and foundered off Tongatapu. Her three crew were rescued.[44]
Takuo  Tonga Cyclone Jasmine: The fishing vessel foundered.[44]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Karakumneft  Russia The tanker ran aground off Iturup Island. Her 20 crew were rescued.[45]
Phantom  Gibraltar The cargo ship developed a severe list off Öland Sweden after her cargo shifted. Her six crew were rescued by a Swedish Coast Guard helicopter.[46] Phantom was later towed in to Oskarshamn.[47]
Yogi  France The super-yacht sank in a storm during the early morning hours off the island of Skyros, Greece.[48]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Hg Xin Yuan Shun 6  China The cargo ship foundered off Hui'an with the loss of ten of her eleven crew.[49]
Oberon  Russia The tanker ranaground at Penghu, Taiwan. All sixteen crew were rescued by a Taiwan Coast Guard helicopter.[50]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Fadak 150  Iran The tug was destroyed by fire in the Persian Gulf. Her nine crew were rescued.[51]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Commando  Netherlands The tug capsized and sank at Krimpen aan den IJssel, South Holland. Both crew were rescued by Gepke ( Netherlands).[52]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Family Union  Spain The fishing vessel sank off Vélez-Málaga in Spain after it sprung a leak; the crew was rescued.[53]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Miss Pearl  United States The crew vessel ran aground near Houston, Texas. Her four crew were rescued.[54]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 2012
Ship Country Description
MSC Carole  Panama The container ship ran aground on a reef off Jakarta, Indonesia.[55]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Inzhener Nazarov  Russia The tanker caught fire in the Caspian Sea off Makhachkala and was abandoned with the loss of one of her fourteen crew.[56]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 2012
Ship Country Description
Tra Ly 18  Vietnam The coaster foundered in the Gulf of Tonkin off Vinh. Her crew were rescued by Hoang Vu 1 ( Vietnam).[57]

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Bo Yun 018  China The coaster collided with Dream Diva ( Panama) and sank in the Pearl River Delta off Zhuhai with the loss of eight of her ten crew.[58]
Governor Herbert H. Lehman  United States The ferry sprang a leak and sank at Newburgh, New York.[59]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Alfa 1  Greece The tanker capsized and sank, possibly after hitting a shipwreck west of Athens. Ten crew were rescued and one person, the captain, died.[60]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Stena Feronia  Sweden The ferry collided in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland with Union Moon ( Cook Islands.[61]
Cebu Ferry 1  Philippines The ferry caught fire off Matuko Point. All 43 passengers were taken off by Supercat 38 ( Philippines). Cebu Ferry 1 was later towed in to Batangas.[62]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Algoma Discovery  Canada The bulk carrier caught fire and nearly sank while at port in Hamilton, Ontario.
Celina  Antigua and Barbuda The container ship ran aground off Måløy, Norway and was severely damaged. Twelve of her fourteen crew were taken off, the other two remaining on board to assist with salvage efforts.[63]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Chevelle  United States The fishing vessel ran aground at Newport, Oregon in high wind.[64]
Gelso M  Italy
Wreck of MV Gelso M

The cargo ship ran aground off Syracuse, Sicily. All nineteen crew were rescued by helicopter.[65]

Seagate  United Kingdom The bulk carrier was in collision with the refrigerated cargo ship Timor Stream ( Liberia 24 nautical miles (44 km) north of Manzanillo, Dominican Republic. Seagate was extensively damaged and was declared a constructive total loss.[66]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Kenos Athena  South Korea The tanker capsized and foundered off Guangdong, China. Her eighteen crew were rescued.[67]
Shariatpur 1  Bangladesh The ferry sank about 50 kilometres (27 nmi) south of the capital Dhaka after hitting an oil barge. The death toll early the next morning stood at 110 killed and at least 61 missing.[68]
Yuan Tong  Panama The cargo ship foundered off Zhoushan, China with the loss of eight of her 40 crew.[69]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 2012
Ship Country Description
TG 6715  Vietnam The tug was struck by a barge and sank in the Dong Nai River at Bien Hoa with the loss of a crew member.[70]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Bareli  Singapore The container ship ran aground in the East China Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Fuqing, China and broke in two. All 21 crew were rescued.[71]
Stolt Valor  Hong Kong An explosion and subsequent fire onboard the chemical tanker killed one crewman. The ship was later declared total loss and sold for scrapping.[72]
Tong Chang Qi Du 12  China The ferry collided with Shun Qiang 28 ( China in the Yangtze River and sank with the loss of two lives.[73]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Ocean Glory  Taiwan The cargo ship capsized and sank off Keelung with the loss of eight of her fifteen crew.[74]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 2012
Ship Country Description
Patrice McAllister  Canada The tugboat caught fire off the coast of Kingston, Ontario in Lake Ontario.

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Chabira  Lithuania The dredger sprang a leak and sank at Klaipėda.[75]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 2012
Ship Country Description
MV Ara Felixtowe  Cyprus The cargo ship suffered a fire in her engine room. All nine crew were rescued by a KNRM lifeboat. The fire was extinguished and her crew returned to the ship, which was towed in to Harlingen, Netherlands.[76]
Carrier  Antigua and Barbuda
Carrier.

The coaster ran aground at Llanddulas, United Kingdom. All seven crew were rescued.[77] She was declared a constructive total loss and was consequently scrapped in situ.[78]

New Lucky VII  Hong Kong The cargo ship foundered in the East China Sea off the Amami Island, Japan with the loss of six of her seventeen crew.[79]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Sea Flower  Haiti The ro-ro cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Miragoane.[80]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Ryō Un Maru  Japan
Ryō Un Maru

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami: The derelict fishing vessel, which had been drifting in the Pacific Ocean for over a year, was shelled and sunk 195 nautical miles (361 km) off Sitka, Alaska, United States by USCGC Anacapa ( United States Coast Guard).[81]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Truong Hai Star  Vietnam The cargo ship collided with Krairatch Dignity ( Thailand) off Vung Tau and sank. Her sixteen crew were rescued.[82]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Aquarius  United Kingdom The tug sank 45 miles off the Lizard with one of the three crew missing.[83]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 2012
Ship Country Description
Unnamed ferry  India 2012 Assam ferry sinking: The ferry capsized in the Brahmaputra River in the Dhubri district of Assam state in northeastern India; more than 100 bodies were recovered.[84]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 2012
Ship Country Description
FR8 Pride  Marshall Islands The tanker collided with the oil rig Rowan EXL-1 in the Gulf of Mexico and was holed. She was beached near Corpus Christi, Texas.[85]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Urd  Denmark The ro-ro ferry was struck by Nils Holgersson ( Germany) at Travemünde, Germany and sank by the bow until it grounded.[86]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Eihatsu Maru  Japan The fishing vessel was driven ashore at Cape Town, South Africa. Nineteen of her 28 crew were evacuated by the NSRI.[87]

18 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Purbeck Isle  United Kingdom The wreck of the fishing vessel was found one day after she went missing ten miles off Portland, England in 50 m. One body recovered and two missing.[88]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Erol Senkaya  Turkey The cargo ship sank in the Ionian Sea between Zakynthos and the Greek mainland with the loss of four of her ten crew.[89]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Solfish 001  Solomon Islands The inter-island cargo ship sank for unknown reasons near the Solomon Islands. All on board were rescued from life rafts several days later.[90]

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Kapitan Bolsunovskiy  Russia The fishing trawler was holed by ice in the Bering Sea and foundered off Dezhnev Point. Her 90 crew were rescued by Derzu Uzala ( Russia).[91]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 2012
Ship Country Description
Jing Huai 188  China The coaster foundered off Shanghai with the loss of at least three lives. Two survivors were rescued.[92]

July[edit]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 2012
Ship Country Description
USCGC Mohawk  United States Coast Guard The museum ship, a decommissioned Algonquin-class cutter, was sunk as an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico 28 nautical miles (32 miles; 52 km) off Captiva Island, Florida.

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 2012
Ship Country Description
HYSY 699  China . Typhoon Vicente: The ship sank off Hong Kong. Her crew were rescued.[93]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 2012
Ship Country Description
MSC Flaminia  Germany
The damaged MSC Flaminia

The container ship suffered an onboard explosion and fire in the Atlantic Ocean (47°52′N 30°44′W / 47.867°N 30.733°W / 47.867; -30.733) with the loss of two of her crew of 23. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by DS Crown ( Bahamas).

USNS Niagara Falls  United States Navy
USNS Niagara Falls sinking.
The inactivated Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean 63 nautical miles (72 miles; 117 km) southwest of Kauai, Hawaii, during the RIMPAC 2012 exercise.

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 2012
Ship Country Description
USNS Concord  United States Navy The inactivated Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean 61 nautical miles (70 miles; 113 km) off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, by a Mark 48 torpedo fired by the submarine HMCS Victoria ( Royal Canadian Navy) during the RIMPAC 2012 exercise.

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 2012
Ship Country Description
Skagit  Tanzania The ferry sank in the Indian Ocean off Zanzibar with great loss of life. Only 145 of the 280 people on board were reported to have been rescued as of 23 July, with 78 bodies recovered.[94]

August[edit]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 2012
Ship Country Description
Chamarel  Mauritius The cable ship was destroyed by fire off Walvis Bay, Namibia.

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 2012
Ship Country Description
Hansa Berlin  Liberia The container ship was grounded off the coast of Mariel, Cuba, due to engine failure and heavy seas from Hurricane Isaac.[95][96]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 2012
Ship Country Description
Pacific Carrier  South Korea The bulk carrier broke in two after breaking her moorings and drifting to the shore near Sacheon, South Korea. The ship had been struck by another vessel eight months earlier and was awaiting for repairs. The ship was declared constructive total loss and scrapped in situ.[97]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 2012
Ship Country Description
Chloe T  United Kingdom The fishing vessel sank off Start Point, Devon. All five crew were taken off by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.[98]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 2012
Ship Country Description
Unnamed boat Unknown A fishing boat carrying illegal migrants sank after hitting rocks in Baradan Bay off the coast of Turkey, resulting in 61 deaths.[99]

21 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 2012
Ship Country Description
Huelin Dispatch  Jersey The 2,500 DWT cargo vessel ran aground on Pierre au Vraic rocks near Alderney during her maiden voyage. After making temporary repairs to a leak in her stern she made it to Falmouth Docks for further repairs.[100][101]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 2012
Ship Country Description
Kyeema Spirit  Bahamas The 113,357 DWT[102] oil tanker, ran aground on a shoal to the east of the island of Aegna near Tallinn, Estonia. The 250-metre (820 ft 3 in) tanker was not carrying cargo, but was reportedly leaking bilge water.[103]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 2012
Ship Country Description
Bahuga Jaya  Indonesia The passenger ferry sank after collision with LPG/chemical tanker Norgas Cathinka ( Singapore) off Jakarta, Indonesia, resulting in loss of eight lives. Over 200 passengers and crew were rescued. The tanker received minor structural damage, but was not in danger of sinking.[104]

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 2012
Ship Country Description
Lamma IV  Hong Kong
Lamma IV.

The Passenger ferry sank after a collision with another passenger ferry Sea Smooth ( Hong Kong), off Lamma Island, Hong Kong, resulting 39 killed and more than 100 injured.[105]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 2012
Ship Country Description
Bounty  United States
Bounty
The full-rigged ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) south east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. All sixteen crew took to the lifeboats.[106] The ship later sank, two people were reported to be missing.[107]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 2012
Ship Country Description
John B. Caddell  United States
John B. Caddell
The tanker was driven ashore at Staten Island, New York, by Hurricane Sandy.[108]
Saigon Queen  Vietnam Cyclone Nilam: The cargo ship sank in the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka. Eighteen of her 22 crew were rescued.[109]

November[edit]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 2012
Ship Country Description
Trans Agila  Antigua and Barbuda The cargo ship ran aground in Kalmar Strait and was in danger of sinking due to flooding of engine room. However, the situation was later brought under control.[110]

December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 2012
Ship Country Description
BBC Adriatic  Germany The cargo ship was driven ashore at Kumkoy, Turkey.[111]
Volgo-Balt 199  Saint Kitts and Nevis The general cargo ship sank in a storm off the coast of Turkey. Of the crew of 11, four were rescued and one is confirmed dead. Two rescuers were also killed and three remain missing when the boat carrying them hit rocks and sank.[112]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Baltic Ace  Bahamas The Car carrier and container ship Corvus J ( Cyprus) collided in the North Sea some 40–50 kilometres (25–31 mi) from the port of Rotterdam. As a result, Baltic Ace began taking on water and was sinking as the rescue boats and a helicopter rushed to the scene. Of the crew of 24, five are confirmed dead and six remain missing while 13 crew members were rescued.[113]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Unnamed boat  Turkey A boat carrying immigrants from Turkey sank off the Greek island of Lesbos, killing at least eighteen people.[114]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Unnamed boat Unknown A boat carrying migrant workers from Somalia to Yemen sank off the Somalian port of Bosaso, killing 55 people.[115]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Asian Lily  Panama The refrigerated cargo ship ran aground on Kwaiawata Island, Marshall Bennett Islands (8°54′S 151°5′E / 8.900°S 151.083°E / -8.900; 151.083). She was still aground on 4 January 2013.[116]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Al-Jasourah  Iran sank off United Arab Emirates due to rough weather. The all-Iranian crew of six was airlifted to safety.[117]

29 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Royal Prime  Vietnam The cargo ship foundered in the South China Sea off the Spratly Islands. Her eighteen crew survived.[118]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 2012
Ship Country Description
Kulluk  Marshall Islands
Kulluk aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, on 1 January 2013.
The mobile drilling rig drifts aground near Sitkalidak Island in the Gulf of Alaska after towing lines part in heavy weather. She was refloated on 8 January 2013.

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