List of shipwrecks in 2002
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The list of shipwrecks in 2002 includes some of the ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2002.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 June
- 6 July
- 7 August
- 8 September
- 9 October
- 10 November
- 11 December
- 12 References
- Le Perrain ( France): The fishing vessel was abandoned 250 miles (400 km) north of the Outer Hebrides and eighteen men were airlifted by a RAF Lossiemouth, 202 squadron, Sea King helicopter. One man, the skipper, was swept overboard and is missing.
- Kodima: The cargo ship ran aground in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall. Refloated on 16 February and towed to Falmouth.
- Camadan ( Turkey): The cargo ship sunk in bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta ( ). All the crew were rescued.
- Gilbert Sea ( Honduras): Cargo ship seized for carrying cocaine and sunk as an artificial reef 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Lake Worth Inlet, Florida.
- Jawgal ( Libya): The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria. 15 crew of the other 24 lost their lives.
- Clipper Cheyenne ( Bahamas): The semi-submersible dock ship sank at Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. She was later salvaged and towed to a French port.
- Carrie of Camaret ( United Kingdom): The schooner ran aground off Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland. All eleven people on board were rescued but the vessel was a total loss.
- HMS Nottingham ( Royal Navy): The Type 42 destroyer ran aground on Wolf Rock, Lord Howe Island, Australia and was severely damaged. Subsequently repaired and returned to service in July 2004.
- Bismihita'la ( Liberia): The cargo ship developed a severe list 500 nautical miles (930 km) off Cape Town, South Africa due to No. 2 hold flooding. Crew rescued by Mineral York ( Liberia). Ship taken in tow by tug Suhaili. She was scuttled on 17 September at 
- Le Joola ( Senegal): The passenger ferry capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gambia with the loss of at least 1,863 of the over 2,000 people on board.
- Mercury II ( Azerbaijan): The cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea with the loss of 42 of the 51 people on board.
- HMS Trafalgar ( Royal Navy): The Trafalgar-class submarine ran aground underwater at Fladda-chuain, Scotland. She surfaced and proceeded to Faslane. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
- Prestige ( Greece):The oil tanker broke in two and sank off Galicia, Spain, creating a massive oil spill, polluting thousands of kilometers of coastline.
- HNoMS Orkla ( Royal Norwegian Navy): The Alta-class minesweeper suffered an engine room explosion, caught fire and capsized the next the day in Harøyfjorden north-west of Flemsøya in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Eleven of the thirty-three crew suffered light smoke inhalation injuries.
- Nge Zin Thein ( Myanmar): The ferry sank on a Burmese river with the loss of an unknown number of passengers.
- Princess Pia ( Panama): The cargo ship ran aground at Klaipėda, Lithuania and was holed. She was refloated 16 December and subsequently scrapped in October 2003.
- Tricolor ( Norway): The vehicle carrier collided with Kariba ( Bahamas) in the English Channel and sank off Dunquerque, Nord, France. The wreck was removed in 2004.
- Nicola ( Netherlands): The cargo ship ran aground on the wreck of Tricolor ( Norway). She was later refloated.
- Simon de Bruxelles. "Village threatened as tanker hits rocks" The Times (London). Thursday, 3 January 2002. (67328), col A-H, p. 9.
- "Crew rescued from stricken boat". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Salvage team will reinspect ship". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Cargo Ship Camadan". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Gilbert Sea". Dive Spots. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- "Bodies retrieved" The Times (London). Monday, 8 April 2002. (67419), col E, p. 16.
- "Report Of The Investigation Into The Sinking Of The M.V. "Clipper Cheyenne"". Marine Casualty Investigation Board. 15 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Report into the Grounding of "Carrie of Camaret" (Alias "Cabin Fever I") at Tory Island, Co. Donegal on 13th June 2003". Marine Casualty Investigation Board. 15 March 2005. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "42 missing as tanker goes down" The Times (London). Wednesday, 24 October 2002. (67589), col H, p. 18.
- "40 Missing in Caspian Sea Shipwreck". The Moscow Times. 24 October 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- ""Orkla" har kantret". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). 26 January 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Su Wai, Khin (4 November 2015). "Eight bodies recovered, scores still missing". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- Sam Lister. "Third ship in big Channel pile-up may not be the last" The Times (London). Tuesday, 17 December 2002. (67636), col A-H, p. 9.
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