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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Shipwreck

This year
41 migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck
The Red Cross said the conditions of the four survivors, being cared for on Lampedusa, were good.
At least 30 migrants missing in shipwrecks off Italy
An investigation into the shipwrecks has been opened in Agrigento, on the nearby Italian island of Sicily.
Nine men suspected of crewing migrant-smuggling ship that sank off Greece appear in court
The Egyptian men face charges that include participation in a criminal organisation, manslaughter and causing a shipwreck.
Italy border police ‘under investigation over shipwreck that killed 94 migrants’
80 people survived but the known death toll was put at 94 after the incident in February.
More than 20 people feared dead in three different shipwrecks off Italy
All three boats were intercepted by Italian authorities last night and today.
Wreck of Japanese WWII ship on which 1,000 Australians died found
The ship was sunk on 1 July, 1942, by a US submarine unaware it was carrying prisoners of war.
29 people dead after boats capsize during migrant crossings off Tunisia
The coastguard said it had recovered the bodies of 29 migrants after three boats capsized.
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
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.
Bodies of 17 migrants found off Tunisia coast
Tunisia is a key departure point for migrants seeking to reach European shores.
'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 says shipwreck death toll rises to 85
Maritime authorities said 138 people were on the 12-metre-long boat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Very special': Explorers discover 200-year-old shipwreck in New York
The Washington sank in Lake Ontario during a storm in 1803.
Amazing viral photo of an 'underwater tank graveyard' off Donegal: the story behind it
Here’s how the tanks got there.
No survivors found in searches after deadly shipwreck
About a dozen people managed to swim to safety after the accident.
Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine
The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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”.
'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.
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.
Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised in September
The salvage has been delayed for almost a year because of technical difficulties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.