List of shipwrecks in 2008

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

January

January 14

Greek cargo "Ice Prince" sank in the English Channel near Devon. It was carrying more than 5000t of timber to Alexandria. All the crew members were rescued. [http://notizie.alice.it/notizie/top_news/2008/01_gennaio/15/gb_il_cargo_greco_ice_prince_e_affondato_nella_manica,13820160.html Notizie] (Italian)]

January 15

A Panamanian cargo sank near Taiwan after being overwhelmed by a wave. It was transporting gravel from Hong Kong. All the 8 Chinese crew members died. [http://www.tgcom.mediaset.it/mondo/articoli/articolo396122.shtml TGcom] (Italian)]

January 31

The MS "Riverdance" develops a severe list in the Irish sea. Ship was beached at Blackpool, all crew and passengers airlifted to safety.cite web | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7221237.stm| first = | last = | origyear = | origmonth = | publisher = BBC News Online| work = | title = Air rescue for ferry travellers | accessdate = 2008-02-01] cite web | url = http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Riverdance-ferry-drama-Timeline.3734939.jp| first = | last = | origyear = | origmonth = | publisher = Blackpool Gazette| work = | title = Riverdance ferry drama: Timeline| accessdate = 2008-02-01]

February

February 1

FV "Spinningdale" runs aground on St Kilda. All 14 crew airlifted to safety. cite web | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7221597.stm BBC| first = | last = | origyear = | origmonth = | publisher = BBC News online| work = | title = Crew rescued from stricken boat | accessdate = 2008-02-01]

February 6

MS "UND Adriyatik" catches fire in the northern Adriatic Sea. All crewmembers saved. [ [http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gho_LCpZ5Kq_Qu9lzH2ApdZR3-ow Firefighters spare Croat coast from toxic ship blaze] AFP on Google news, retrieved 26 February 2008]

February 29

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. [ [http://www.bangladeshnews.com.bd/2008/04/10/overloading-unskilled-masters-key-reasons/ Overloading, unskilled masters key reasons ] ] [ [http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/03/01/news0774.htm The New Nation - Internet Edition ] ]

March

March 23

According to Hong Kong's RTHK, a Ukrainian tugboat, "Naftogaz-67", has sunk and is lying upside-down in 37 metres deep of water with 18 crews missing after colliding with a Chinese cargo ship "Yao-Hai" off Tuen Mun. [ [http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/elocal/news.htm?elocal&20080323&56&477468 19 missing after ships collide off Tuen Mun] - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008] [ [http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/elocal/news.htm?elocal&20080323&56&477468 Rescuers to lift sunken tugboat from seabed] - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008] [ [http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/elocal/news.htm?elocal&20080324&56&477497 Fate of missing sailors remains unclear] - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008 ] [ [http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/elocal/news.htm?elocal&20080324&56&477497 Little hope for missing sailors] - RTHK News, retrieved on 30 April 2008]

March 28

Motor cruiser "Coco Leoni" ran aground at Lytham, opposite the windmill.

April

April 5

According to Coast Guard of Japan and Japanese major television network, including NTV and TBS report, a fishingboat "Nikko Maru" sank by stormy condition at Mutsu Bay, off Aomori, northern Honshu, killing eight.cite web | url = http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/nn20080406b2.html| first = | last = | origyear = | origmonth = | publisher = The Japan Times Online| work = | title = One dead as fishing boat goes missing| accessdate = 2008-04-06]

April 7

According to Coast Guard of South Korea and South Korean television network KBS and SBS report, a Chinese fishingboat "Lujiao Yu" sank by overturning after it collided with South Korean freighter "Panbless" off Mara Island, six Chinese are missing. [ [http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2008/04/07/72/0301000000AEN20080407004400315F.HTML Yonhap News ] ]

April 12

According to a Coast Guard of Japan report, Chinese fishing boat "Lurong Yu 2177" sank after colliding with Hong Kong freighter "Shinyo Sawako" between Kyushu and Amami Island, in the East China Sea, Japan, killing 16. [ [http://news.smh.com.au/thirteen-missing-after-ship-collision/20080413-25tv.html Thirteen missing after ship collision - Breaking News - World - Breaking News ] ] [ [http://cruelkev2.blogspot.com/ Sailors, Mariners & Warriors League ] ]

May

May 4

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 Manacapura, Amazonas, Brazil, killing 41, mostly women. [ [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iQjgr2OGzmOHJ0c3veU6I6k21yXAD90FCV601 ap.google.com, 15 dead after boat sinks in Brazil's Amazon region] ]

May 13

A Bangladeshi double decker ferry "MV Nazimuddin" carrying 150 passengers on board sank. This occurred on the Ghorautura River, Ghoradigha, Kishoregani, 80 km from Dhaka, killing at least 41. [ [http://temporeale.libero.it/libero/news/2008-05-13_113224324.htmlhttp://temporeale.libero.it/libero/news/2008-05-13_113224324.html [http://temporeale.libero.it/libero/news/2008-05-13_113224324.html] ] Dead link|date=September 2008

June

June 15

According to Libyan and Egyptian security officials, an illegal immigrant boat capsized off Zuwarah, An Nuqat al Khams, Libya, the accident killing 140 people, including Bangladeshi, Algerian and Moroccan immigrantsFact|date=September 2008

June 21

According to Filipino Navy and ABS-CBN television network report, a Filipino ferry "MV Princess of the Stars" capsized by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibyan Island, Philippines, at least 800 people dead, and seventy-six rescued by Filipino Coast Guard.

June 23

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.

July

July 4

According to New Light of Myanmar newspaper report, Myanmarase bassenger boat "Myo Pa Pa Tun" carrying 82 passengers on-board, where capsized at Yway River, Myaungmya, Myanmar, at least 38 killed.Fact|date=September 2008

August

eptember

eptember 11

Brigantine "Asgard II" IRL sank in the Bay of Biscay convert|20|mi|km southwest of Belle-Île-en-Mer.cite web|url=http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0911/asgard.html |title =Asgard II sinks off French coast |publisher= RTÉ |accessdate=2008-09-12]

eptember 15

A ferry has sunk near the north-western Turkish port of Bandirma, leaving at least one person dead and five others missing.cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7615873.stm |title=Passenger ferry sinks in Turkey |publisher=BBC |accessdate=2008-09-16]

eptember 27

Indonesian wooden boat "KM Usaha Baru" carrying seventy-seven passengers and crew on board capsized with caught fire from broke out of engine off Nakhoda, Maluku, Indonesia, killing nine people.cite web|url=http://www.kompas.com/read/xml/2008/09/27/12315367/nakhoda.km.usaha.baru.diperiksa |title=Nakhoda, km usaha baru diperiksa |publisher=Kompas newspaper |accessdate=2008-09-27 (Indonesian)]

October

October 10

MV "Fedra" LBR ran aground on Europa Point, Gibraltar.

See also

References

External links

* [http://www.maib.dft.gov.uk/latest_news/current_investigations.cfm Marine Accident Investigation Branch] (UK)


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