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# Shipwreck

Last month
February 2023
# Mediterranean
Woman and three children drown in migrant shipwreck off Greece
Eye witnesses reported seeing an inflatable boat carrying around 40 migrants, including children and people with reduced mobility aboard.
Last year
# Shipwreck
At least 73 people dead as boat sinks off Syria's coast after leaving Lebanon
This is the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.
# Shipwreck
Bodies of 17 migrants found off Tunisia coast
Tunisia is a key departure point for migrants seeking to reach European shores.
# Ernest Shackleton
'It's amazing': Irish excitement as Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance found after 107 years
The wooden ship had not been seen since it went down in the Weddell Sea in 1915.
All time
# madagascar
Madagascar says shipwreck death toll rises to 85
Maritime authorities said 138 people were on the 12-metre-long boat.
# Cork
MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds
The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February 2020.
# MV Alta
Cork Council warns ghost ship could 'break apart' and seeks State solution for shipwreck
The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February.
# evening sitdown
Your evening longread: The long search for the missing ship Vasa
It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
# MV Alta
Coast Guard warned ghost ship could be 'pilfered' and urged Council to provide security
The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis last month.
# under the sea
Watch: Irish archaeologists abroad transform 360-year-old Iceland shipwreck into virtual reality
Two Irish maritime archaeologists living in Iceland and Australia have created a virtual reality video of an old shipwreck.
# Old Bones
2,000-year-old human skeleton found in shipwreck
The bodies of shipwreck victims are usually swept away or eaten by fish, and rarely survive decades, much less centuries.
# the Washington
'Very special': Explorers discover 200-year-old shipwreck in New York
The Washington sank in Lake Ontario during a storm in 1803.
# eerie
Amazing viral photo of an 'underwater tank graveyard' off Donegal: the story behind it
Here’s how the tanks got there.
# Haiti
No survivors found in searches after deadly shipwreck
About a dozen people managed to swim to safety after the accident.
# Mafia
Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine
The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.
# Rescue
Shipwreck report: 'Desire for photo op meant Astrid tall ship was too close to the coast'
Human error has been blamed for the sinking of the ship in a new report.
# Costa Concordia
Man who honeymooned aboard Costa Concordia is helping to dismantle the ship
“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives.”
# Shipwrecked
Wreckage of Sunbeam is 'now in two pieces'
The 111-year-old wreckage was washed up onto a beach in Kerry in 1903, but has become dislodged.
# sunbeam
Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach
The ‘Sunbeam’ schooner had lain partially buried in the sand just offshore ever since she ran aground while on a voyage from Kinvara in Cork in 1903.
# Shipwreck
Incredible dive video shows WW2 tanks littering seabed off Donegal
The Empire Heritage transport ship was torpedoed off Malin Head in 1944, with the loss of 113 lives.
# Boat tragedy
Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured
“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.
# Shipwreck
'A perfect operation': Costa Concordia pulled upright off Italian coast overnight [PICS]
“A perfect operation, I must say,” said one of the engineers after the cruise ship – on its side since January 2012 – was pulled upright overnight.
# Shipwreck
Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia
Italian engineers are expected to begin the operation this morning with flotation tanks to be attached to the underwater side of the vessel.
# Shipwreck
Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised in September
The salvage has been delayed for almost a year because of technical difficulties.
# undersea
Pics: Two shipwrecks found deep in the Gulf of Mexico
Items such as ceramic cups and dishes, clothing and artifacts from Britain and Mexico were found on board the ships.
# Shipwreck
Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster
The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.
# Shipwreck
Has a ship that disappeared in 1679 been found?
The Griffin disappeared in 1679 – but now a beam has been found that may have been part of the ship.
# Shipwreck
Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.
# Costa Concordia
Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed
Workers have to undergo a four-day mountain climbing course before starting the job to equip themselves for the dangerous conditions.
# Costa Concordia
Costa Concordia: Former captain faces survivors at pre-trial
Dozens of survivors are suing ship owner Costa Crociere and its US parent company Carnival Corporation for hundreds of millions of dollars.
# save yourself
Women and children first? Not anymore says shipwreck study
A study into shipwrecks over the years shows that when it comes to survival it is every man for himself.
# titanic100
Who owns the Titanic, and who can dive at the wreck? has been looking into issues surrounding the Titanic disaster 100 years after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage.
# shipping
Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?
In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.
# titanic100
Researchers finish first complete map of Titanic debris site
The ship sank one hundred years ago next month on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Treasure
Video: 200 tonnes of silver discovered on shipwreck 300 miles off Irish coast
The silver discovered by a US deep-water exploration company could be worth up to €173 million.