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.

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1999
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec


February

4 February

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1999
Ship Country Description
New Carissa  Panama

The cargo ship ran aground and broke apart in Coos Bay, Oregon. The stern section remained on the beach until scrapped in 2008.

10 February

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1999
Ship Country Description
Harta Rimba  Indonesia The ship foundered off Borneo with the loss of over 280 lives. Nineteen survivors were rescued.[1]

May

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 09 May 1999
Ship Country Description
BRP Sierra Madre Philippines Navy Ensign Philippines The Philippine Navy ship was deliberately ran aground on the Ayungin Shoal in a territorial dispute with China.

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1999
Ship Country Description
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.

July

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1999
Ship Country Description
USS William C. Lawe  United States Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1999
Ship Country Description
Imperial Eagle  Malta The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Qawra as an artificial reef.[2]

August

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1999
Ship Country Description
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.[3][4]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1999
Ship Country Description
Rachel Harvey United Kingdom 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.

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1999
Ship Country Description
KM Bimas Raya II  Indonesia The ship sank west of New Guinea with the loss of about 275 lives. Twenty six survivors were reported.[5]

November

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1999
Ship Country Description
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.

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1999
Ship Country Description
Dole America  Liberia The refrigerated cargo ship collided with the Nab Tower in the Solent and ran aground.[6]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1999
Ship Country Description
Xlendi  Malta The former Gozo ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Xatt l-Aħmar, Gozo as an artificial reef.[7]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1999
Ship Country Description
Sleipner  Norway The catamaran ferry struck a rock and sank off Haugesund, Rogaland with the loss of sixteen of the 85 people on board.

December

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1999
Ship Country Description
Erika  Malta The tanker broke in two and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Penmarc'h, Finistère, France.

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1999
Ship Country Description
Asia South Korea  Philippines The ferry sank off Cebu. Of the 600 people on board,[8] 44 were killed.

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1999
Ship Country Description
Volganev 248  Russia The tanker ran aground in the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul, Turkey and broke in two. The bow section sank.[9]

References

  1. "280 feared lost in Borneo sinking" The Times (London). Thursday, 11 February 1999. (66434), col G-H, p. 16.
  2. "MV Imperial Eagle & Kristu l-Bahhar". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lane, Anthony (2009). Shipwrecks of Kent. Stroud: The History Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7524-1720-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 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.
  5. "Ship sinks with 300 on board" The Times (London). Thursday, 21 October 1999. (66651), col G-H, p. 18.
  6. Arthur Leathley. "Ship stranded after crashing into lighthouse" The Times (London). Monday, 8 November 1999. (66666), col B-H, p. 6.
  7. "MV Xlendi - Gozo". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Dozens lost after sinking" The Times (London). Friday, 24 December 1999. (66706), col H, p. 9.
  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
Ship launches: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Ship commissionings: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Ship decommissionings: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Shipwrecks: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004