10 Incredible Shipwreck Images

by GLM Images on 2013-06-05 01:00:30


The planet is scattered with thousands of shipwrecks, spanning centuries of maritime travel, trade, warfare and exploration. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has estimated that there are over 3 million shipwrecks in the world.

small cargo ship Dimitrios


This image is simply stunning, it features the small cargo ship Dimitrios, a Greek shipwreck famous due to its picturesque location on an easily accessible sandy beach near Gythio, Greece. There are many rumors about the ship's origins and how it got stranded on the beach. Most relate that the ship was used to smuggle cigarettes between Turkey and Italy.

Homebush Bay Shipwreck

One of the shipwrecks visible and accessible during low tide at Homebush Bay. This was once used as a ship-breaking yard, but it now better known for Sydney Olympic Park.

Lady Rana Shipwreck

The 81-meter long, 2822 dwt freighter Lady Rana went ashore on the coast in Sharjah, UAE. The vessel was moored off shore when heavy swells of 3 to 4 meter waves and winds of 54kph  pounded the vessel until it lost it’s anchor lines.

Beached Coal Freighter Pasha Bulker

OK, this is not a shipwreck, but it came very close to becoming one. While waiting in the open ocean outside the harbour to load coal the Pasha Bulker ran aground during a major storm on 8 June 2007 on Nobbys Beach in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. It was refloated and moved to a safe location offshore on 2 July 2007 at 9:48 p.m. AEST before being towed to Japan for major repairs on 26 July 2007.

TK Bremen cargo ship

TK Bremen cargo ship which ran aground during a powerful storm, spilling oil off the coast of France's northwestern region of Brittany as it lies stranded on Kerminihy beach in Erdeven, on December 16, 2011

Telamon Run aground

Formerly known as the Temple Hall, the Telamon was on route from San Pedro from the Ivory Coast to Thessaloniki with a cargo of logs when she sprung a leak and was forced to run aground in Arrecife, Lanzarote on the 31st October 1981.

Abandoned Shipwreck at Al Doha port , Kuwait.

Three Abandoned Shipwrecks at Al Doha port , Kuwait.

The cargo vessel Plassey

The cargo vessel Plassey was shipwrecked off Inis Oírr in the 1960s, and has since been thrown above high tide mark at Carraig na Finise on the island by strong Atlantic waves.


Shipwreck on Staten Island NY. Remnants of Hurricane Sandy

Shipwreck on Staten Island NY. Remnants of Hurricane Sandy

Photographer Þorsteinn H. Ingibergsson calls this Photo,

Photographer Þorsteinn H. Ingibergsson calls this Photo, "Final Destination"

Due to the Global Logistics Media Community sending in more amazing shipwreck images we have started to add more to the Top 10

Shipwreck Image with incredible lighting

Camps bay, Clifton Shipwreck

Camps bay, Clifton Shipwreck

Shipwreck of the Panagiotis on Zakynthos island, Greece

Shipwreck of the Panagiotis on Zakynthos island, Greece

Naval Ship

The skeletal remains of this wreckage rise from the surf on the small island of Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras

A ship by the name Olivia found its final resting place in Ushuaia, Argentina

A ship by the name Olivia found its final resting place in Ushuaia, Argentina

Shipwreck Dimitrios

Dimitrios, a small freight ship built in 1950, became stranded in 1981 on the beach in Laconia, Greece, after what was rumored to be a cigarette smuggling operation gone awry.

Abandoned cargo ship on the coast of Andros, Greece

Abandoned cargo ship on the coast of Andros, Greece

Murmansk

Soviet cruiser “Murmansk” that ran aground off the Norwegian village Sørvær during the transfer to be scrapped in India. 1994.