According to rough estimates of the United Nations, there are more than 3 million shipwrecked ships in the world. These once majestic vessels, which today lie at the bottom of the sea or are located on the coast, are a reminder that nothing in our world lasts forever. Once these ships plied the seas, and now they serve as a sad reminder of the days gone by.
Off the coast of the island of Fuerteventura — one of the big Canary Four. (WOLLEX)
Gitio is now a small fishing town, which in antiquity was the main port of Sparta. (JUSTELINE)
Zakynthos Island in the Ionian Sea. (TO GIAN)
In Oregon. (MATT CONWELL)
Vila Nova de Milfontes in Portugal. (FRANK ZILLMANN)
The location is unknown. (DARTH)
The Redcliffe Peninsula in Australia. (GORKATH)
Grytviken, South Georgia. (NOAA PHOTO LIBRARY)
Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. During the Second World War, a large Japanese naval military base was located on the nearby islands. On February 17, 1944, the Americans launched the military operation "Hilston", as a result of which more than 30 large and many small Japanese ships were sunk. (GH0STDOT)
Off the coast of Grand Cayman— the largest of the Cayman Islands. (HAWKFISH)
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. (ALIJA BOS)
And again the waters of the Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. (GH0STDOT)
Batumi, Georgia. (RICHARD BARTZ)
Crainboogle Point in the UK. (LAIRD TURNER)
Off the coast of Italy. (Klaus Leidorf)
Grytviken, South Georgia. (SERGE OUACHEE)
Muynak in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. (ISSALIONA)
In the Red Sea. (JOOS J. BAKKER)
Waters off the coast of the Norwegian city and municipality of Tromso.
Laconia in the south of the Greek Peloponnese peninsula.
Fraser is a sandy island off the east coast of Australia.
Amorgos is an island in Greece, in the southern part of the Aegean Sea.
St. Lawrence Island is an island in the southern part of the Bering Strait, 80 km from the Chukotka Peninsula.