List of shipwrecks in 1999
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The list of shipwrecks in 1999 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1999.
|Harta Rimba||Indonesia||The ship foundered off Borneo with the loss of over 280 lives. Nineteen survivors were rescued.|
|BRP Sierra Madre||Philippines||The Philippine Navy ship was deliberately ran aground on the Ayungin Shoal in a territorial dispute with China.|
|Sun Vista||Bahamas||The cruise ship suffered an engine room fire while in the Strait of Malacca. All 1,090 passengers and crew were rescued before the ship sank on 21 May.|
|USS William C. Lawe||United States Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Imperial Eagle||Malta||The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Qawra as an artificial reef.|
|Ever Decent||Panama||The container ship collided with the cruise ship Norwegian Dream ( Bahamas) in the English Channel 17 nautical miles (31 km) off Margate, Kent, United Kingdom and caught fire. She was beached and all 40 crew were rescued by helicopter.|
|Rachel Harvey||Jersey||The fishing vessel struck rocks in stormy seas 200 yards (180 m) off Peninnis Head in the Isles of Scilly and was wrecked. All six crew members were rescued, but one was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.|
|KM Bimas Raya II||Indonesia||The ship sank west of New Guinea with the loss of about 275 lives. Twenty six survivors were reported.|
|Mighty Servant 2||Netherlands||The semi-submersible heavy lift ship struck an uncharted rock and capsized off Singkep, Indonesia with the loss of five of her twenty crew. She was raised in 2000 and subsequently scrapped at Alang, India.|
|Dole America||Liberia||The refrigerated cargo ship collided with the Nab Tower in the Solent and ran aground.|
|Xlendi||Malta||The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.|
|Sleipner||Norway||The catamaran ferry struck a rock and sank off Haugesund, Rogaland with the loss of sixteen of the 85 people on board.|
|Erika||Malta||The tanker broke in two and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Penmarc'h, Finistère, France.|
|Asia South Korea||Philippines||The ferry sank off Cebu. Of the 600 people on board, 44 were killed.|
|Volganev 248||Russia||The tanker ran aground in the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul, Turkey and broke in two. The bow section sank.|
- "280 feared lost in Borneo sinking" The Times (London). Thursday, 11 February 1999. (66434), col G-H, p. 16.
- "MV Imperial Eagle & Kristu l-Bahhar". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Lane, Anthony (2009). Shipwrecks of Kent. Stroud: The History Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7524-1720-2.
- Michael Horsnell and Matthew Pryor. "Ship ablaze after colliding with cruise liner" The Times (London). Tuesday, 24 August 1999. (66601), col B-F, p. 1.
- "Ship sinks with 300 on board" The Times (London). Thursday, 21 October 1999. (66651), col G-H, p. 18.
- Arthur Leathley. "Ship stranded after crashing into lighthouse" The Times (London). Monday, 8 November 1999. (66666), col B-H, p. 6.
- "MV Xlendi - Gozo". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Dozens lost after sinking" The Times (London). Friday, 24 December 1999. (66706), col H, p. 9.
- Andrew Finkel. "Turkey ill-prepared as tanker oil comes ashore" The Times (London). Thursday, 30 December 1999. (66710), col D-H, p. 17.
|Ship events in 1999|