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SHIPWRECK. The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the coast. Vide Naufrage; Wreck.

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AN environmentalist, Prince David Omaghomi has raised the alarm that due to lack of appropriate maritime laws in the country, foreigners have resorted to dumping of ship wrecks in the nations waterways.
In 2006, he sponsored the examination of a Viking ship wreck in a harbour at Avaldsnes and contributed to a project to find the Royal estate of the Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom.
PESHAWAR, January 11, 2010 (Frontier Star ): Six dead bodies of Swatis killed in December 17's ship wreck incident in Libya have been transported to Swat here on Monday.
Phillip is also the only relative of a Titanic survivor to have dived down to the ship wreck site.
Cyprus' most famous ship wreck, Zenobia, a Swedish cargo vessel sunk in Larnaca in 1980, is one of the top five most popular diving attractions worldwide.
'COSTA CONCORDIA' CRUISE SHIP WRECK (EPA) - Tourists aboard a ferry take snapshot photos as they watch the wreck of the 'Costa Concordia' cruise ship being prepared to be towed off the coast near the port of Giglio island, Italy, July 13, 2014.
The government of Namibia hopes to open an underwater museum at this site.Along Kenya's Indian Ocean, a ship wreck found at Mngomeni was also identified to be Portuguese.
"Sultan's Lost Treasure" presents the attempts of an archaeologist and his team to salvage an ancient ship wreck. "Vanished!" investigates what happened to the Stardust airliner in 1947 which disappeared during a flight.
SUNKEN TREASURE: A ship wreck off the Pembrokeshire coast
They were slightly concerned about whether the rules of the nature protection zone were being observed, as on one dive they came across a dead dolphin which had been tied to a ship wreck so as to encourage more fish for the fishermen.
However, these remains may not be the result of a ship wreck. The ship could have been one of the hundreds of small sailing ships that traded in the Bristol Channel carrying coal and other goods right up to the 1950s.