List of shipwrecks in 2006

The list of shipwrecks in 2006 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2006.

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2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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JanuaryEdit

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 2006
Ship Country Description
Horizon   United States The 30-gross ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) longline fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) southeast of Sitkalidak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessels Competition and Last One (both   United States) rescued her crew of three. Her wreck was later seen washed up on the beach on the coast of Sitkalidak Island at Ocean Bay (57°04′58″N 153°10′37″W / 57.0827778°N 153.1769444°W / 57.0827778; -153.1769444 (Ocean Bay)).[1]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 2006
Ship Country Description
Snug Harbor   United States The retired 65-foot (19.8 m) fishing trawler was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, in 80 feet (24 m) of water at 40°03.452′N 073°59.985′W / 40.057533°N 73.999750°W / 40.057533; -73.999750 (Snug Harbor).[2]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 2006
Ship Country Description
Hermes II   United States The 44.1-foot (13.4 m) fishing trawler sank in Table Bay (56°00′10″N 134°08′00″W / 56.00278°N 134.13333°W / 56.00278; -134.13333 (Table Bay)) in Southeast Alaska 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northeast of Cape Decision after a large wave struck her and damaged her hull. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued the only person aboard.[1]

FebruaryEdit

1 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Ece   Marshall Islands The tanker sank while under tow toward Le Havre, France, after colliding with the cargo ship General Grot-Rowecki (  Malta) in the English Channel about 50 kilometres (27 nmi; 31 mi) northwest of Guernsey. Ece sank near the site of the collision, in 70 metres (230 ft) of water, 90 kilometres (49 nmi; 56 mi) west of Cap de La Hague, France.[3]

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Fjordbuen   Norway The cargo ship sank at the quay at Stamnes, Norway.[4] The wreck has since become a popular diving site.[5]

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 2006
Ship Country Description
al-Salam Boccaccio 98   Egypt The passenger ferry caught fire and sank in the Red Sea killing at least 846 people. A total of 426 people were rescued.

9 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 2006
Ship Country Description
USS O'Brien   United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Kauai, Hawaii, by the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie and two P-3 Orion aircraft (all   United States Navy) and the frigate HMCS Vancouver (  Canadian Forces Maritime Command).

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Impressive   United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) dive boat sank at Bees Rocks (54°51′N 131°34′W / 54.850°N 131.567°W / 54.850; -131.567 (Bees Rocks)) in Clarence Strait near Hassler Reef (54°51′27″N 131°35′20″W / 54.8575°N 131.5888889°W / 54.8575; -131.5888889 (Hassler Reef)) and Duke Island in the Gravina Islands of the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after a wave broke over her stern and flooded her lazarette. The vessel Formula I (  United States) rescued all three people aboard.[6]

23 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 2006
Ship Country Description
Northern Dawn   United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) crab-fishing vessel disappeared with the loss of both men on board in the Bering Sea near Cape Kovrizhka (53°50′40″N 167°09′00″W / 53.84444°N 167.15000°W / 53.84444; -167.15000 (Cape Kovrizhka)) on the northwest coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands.[7]

MarchEdit

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Runner 4   Dominica Carrying aluminium, the cargo ship sank in the Gulf of Finland when the cargo ship Svyatitel Apostol Andrey (  Russia) ran into her from behind while both were in a convoy escorted by the icebreaker Kapitan Sorokin (  Russia).[8]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Teklivka   Malta Cargo ship sunk in the Mediterranean near Port Said, Egypt in a storm. Three crew were lost, but the other 12 were rescued by Searose G.[9][10]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Slayer   United States During a voyage from Kake to Sitka, Alaska, the 32-foot (9.8 m) troller sank after sending a distress signal 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) south of Point Gardner (57°01′N 134°37′W / 57.017°N 134.617°W / 57.017; -134.617 (Point Gardner)) in Southeast Alaska. Both men aboard her were lost.[11]

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Hyundai Fortune   South Korea The Hyundai Group container ship was damaged by fire in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen. She later was towed to port. She was repaired and returned to service.

22 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Queen of the North   Canada Large passenger ferry which sank off the north coast of British Columbia, Canada after running aground. Two passengers drowned.[12]

23 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Pong Su   Tuvalu Confiscated by the Government of Australia after being seized for smuggling heroin in 2003, the formerly North Korea-owned cargo ship was sunk as a target by two GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs dropped by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) General Dynamics F-111C aircraft during a joint RAAF-Royal Australian Navy exercise off Australia.
Unidentified passenger boat flag unknown The passenger boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cameroon near the port of Kribi with the loss of at least 127 lives.[13]

26 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Orion   Mexico The tanker sank in the Gulf of Mexico near Yucatán.[citation needed]

30 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 2006
Ship Country Description
Al-Dana   Bahrain Passenger dhow which sank in the Persian Gulf near Bahrain.

AprilEdit

27 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 2006
Ship Country Description
HDMS SKA 11   Royal Danish Navy The survey ship ran aground in the Arsuk Fjord, Greenland. Her crew were rescued by HDMS SKA 12 (  Royal Danish Navy). HDMS SKA 11 sank on 3 May.[14]

MayEdit

6 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 2006
Ship Country Description
Calico Dog   United States The 10-gross ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) cod-fishing vessel capsized with the loss of one life off Priest Rock (54°00′32″N 166°22′30″W / 54.00889°N 166.37500°W / 54.00889; -166.37500 (Priest Rock)) near the entrance to Unalaska Bay on the coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands after a series of large waves struck her. Her sole survivor clung to her overturned hull for 12 hours before the Alaska State Trooper vessel Stimpson (  United States) rescued him. Calico Dog later was salvaged.[15]

12 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 2006
Ship Country Description
Five unidentified boats   Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Sri Lankan Civil War: Battle of Point Pedro: Sri Lanka Navy warships sank the boats – either explosive motorboats, assault boats, or a mix thereof – off Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. 4-30 killed.[16]
SLNS P-418   Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: Battle of Point Pedro: The Patrol boat was sunk by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam explosive motorboat off Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. 18 crewmen KIA.[17]

17 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Oriskany   United States Navy The decommissioned Essex-class aircraft carrier was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida to create an artificial reef.

29 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 2006
Ship Country Description
Nearchos   Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer was sunk as a target.

JuneEdit

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Comte de Grasse   United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean about 275 nautical miles (509 km; 316 mi) off the coast of North Carolina.
USS Stump   United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.

12 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 2006
Ship Country Description
HDMS SKA 12   Royal Danish Navy The survey ship ran aground off Maniitsoq, Greenland.. Suebsequently refloated, repaired and returned to service[14]

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 2006
Ship Country Description
Safmarine Agulhas   Liberia The container ship ran aground near at sandbank in East London. Her crew members were rescued. The ship broke in two on August 2006 & Later scrapped in October 2006.

JulyEdit

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 2006
Ship Country Description
Stella   United States After her operator fell asleep at the helm, the 58-foot (18 m) seiner was wrecked on Gull Island (58°30′10″N 134°52′00″W / 58.50278°N 134.86667°W / 58.50278; -134.86667 (Gull Island)) in Southeast Alaska near Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway motor ferry Taku (  United States) rescued her entire crew of three from a life raft.[11]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Belleau Wood   United States Navy
 
USS Belleau Wood sinking.
The decommissioned Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii as part of the RIMPAC 06 exercise.

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USNS Mars   United States Navy The inactivated Mars-class combat stores ship was sunk as a torpedo target in the Pacific Ocean 54 nautical miles (100 km; 62 mi) off the coast of Hawaii as part of the RIMPAC 06 exercise.

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 2006
Ship Country Description
Heavy Metal   United States The retired 30-foot (9.1 m) tow boat was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Townsends Inlet, New Jersey, at 39°06.306′N 074°36.471′W / 39.105100°N 74.607850°W / 39.105100; -74.607850 (Heavy Metal).[18]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Thorn   United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 2006
Ship Country Description
AC Wescoat 2   United States The retired 60-foot (18.3 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) off Ocean City, New Jersey, at 39°09.891′N 074°34.310′W / 39.164850°N 74.571833°W / 39.164850; -74.571833 (AC Wescoat 2).[19]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date July 2006
Ship Country Description
ROCS Liao Yang   Republic of China Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class guided missile destroyer was sunk as a target in the South China Sea.

AugustEdit

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Natalia   United States The 45-foot (13.7 m) salmon seiner was destroyed in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) north of the Ugashik River by a stack fire that went out of control. Her crew of three escaped in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Belina (  United States).[7]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Echo   United States The 64-foot (19.5 m) fishing vessel sank in the Shelikof Strait outside Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak Bay)) on the coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island after water coming over her bow flooded her through an open hatch cover. Her crew of three abandoned ship in a skiff and survived.[20]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Solar I   Philippines Guimaras oil spill: The oil tanker sank off the coast off Guimaras province.[21]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Cominoland   Malta The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.[22]
Karwela   Malta The former Captain Morgan ferry boat was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.[22]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 2006
Ship Country Description
Prince William   United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) seiner was wrecked on Applegate Rock (60°21′20″N 147°23′30″W / 60.35556°N 147.39167°W / 60.35556; -147.39167 (Applegate Rock)) in Montague Strait on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of five was rescued from a skiff by the fishing vessel Orion (  United States).[23]

SeptemberEdit

6 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 2006
Ship Country Description
China B   United States The 46.2-foot (14.1 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) north of Saint Paul Island in less than five minutes after a series of large waves broke over her stern. The fishing vessel Golden Chalice (  United States) rescued all five members of her crew from a life raft.[15]

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 2006
Ship Country Description
unnamed   Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Sri Lankan Civil War: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam supply ship was sunk off Kalmunai by the Sri Lanka Navy.[24]

OctoberEdit

3 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 2006
Ship Country Description
Cleanwater 12   United States The retired 178-foot (54.3 m) tanker barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, in 80 feet (24 m) of water at 40°03.689′N 073°59.165′W / 40.061483°N 73.986083°W / 40.061483; -73.986083 (Cleanwater 12). Her wreck is known as "MRMTC 9."[25]
Unidentified barge   United States The retired 90-foot (27.4 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, in 80 feet (24 m) of water at 40°03.387′N 073°59.386′W / 40.056450°N 73.989767°W / 40.056450; -73.989767 (Cleanwater 12). Her wreck is known as "MRMTC 8."[26]

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 2006
Ship Country Description
Five unidentified boats   Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Sri Lankan Civil War: Attack on Galle Harbour: Sri Lanka Navy warships sank 3 of the explosive motorboat outside of Galle, Sri Lanka. 2 more detonated on or near Sub Chaser SLNS Parakramabahu (  Sri Lanka Navy).[27]
SLNS Parakramabahu   Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: Attack on Galle Harbour:The Submarine Chaser was heavily damaged, or possibly sunk, by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam explosive motorboats at Galle, Sri Lanka, a total loss.[28]

10 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 2006
Ship Country Description
Siritara Ocean Queen flag unknown The cruise ship capsized at Bangkok, Thailand due to river flooding. there was nobody onboard on any ship time.

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 2006
Ship Country Description
Ocean Challenger   United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) fishing vessel capsized in bad weather in the North Pacific Ocean approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) south of Sand Point, Alaska. Three of her four crewmen were lost.[29]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 2006
Ship Country Description
Rokia Delmas   Sweden The ro-ro ship ran aground off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France. She was declared a total loss and scrapped in situ.[30]

NovemberEdit

1 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 2006
Ship Country Description
Finnbirch   Sweden The ro-ro ferry capsized and sank off the coast of Sweden with the loss of two crew.

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Valley Forge   United States Navy The decommissioned Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean near Kauai, Hawaii.

4 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 2006
Ship Country Description
Hail Mary II   United States The retired 65-foot (19.8 m), 79-gross register ton fishing trawler was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, at 40°02.641′N 073°59.218′W / 40.044017°N 73.986967°W / 40.044017; -73.986967 (Hail Mary II).[31]

28 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 2006
Ship Country Description
Unidentified barge   United States The retired 40-foot (12.2 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 3.1 nautical miles (5.7 km; 3.6 mi) off Barnegat, New Jersey, at 39°45.078′N 074°01.146′W / 39.751300°N 74.019100°W / 39.751300; -74.019100 (Unidentified barge).[32]
Unidentified barge   United States The retired 40-foot (12.2 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 3.1 nautical miles (5.7 km; 3.6 mi) off Barnegat, New Jersey, at 39°45.079′N 074°01.445′W / 39.751317°N 74.024083°W / 39.751317; -74.024083 (Unidentified barge).[32]

DecemberEdit

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 2006
Ship Country Description
USS Spruance   United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target by aircraft-launched Harpoon missiles.

30 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 2006
Ship Country Description
Senopati Nusantara   Indonesia The ferry sank off Mandalika Island with over 500 people killed.

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 2006
Ship Country Description
Ipiros   Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target.

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Ship events in 2006
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