The 5 most evocative marine wrecks in the world

The 5 most evocative marine wrecks in the world

From the Titanic to pirate wrecks, UNESCO estimates the number of shipwrecks resting on the seabed or near beaches at around 3 million. In some cases, what remains is very little, while in others, the state of preservation is impressive! Are you curious to know what are the 5 most beautiful wrecks in the world?

RMS RHONE, THE PEARL OF THE CARIBBEAN

The RMS Rhone was a British ship that, on October 29, 1867, following a hurricane, was wrecked off the coast of Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. This incident cost the lives of 127 people, all members of the crew. Now it is a popular recreational diving site, the bow is relatively intact, and the iron hull is covered with corals, a natural habitat for beautiful fish; its rich marine life and historical value make it a must-visit for those who love this kind of excursion.

THE CANADIAN SWEEPSTAKES

In the area of the Great Lakes of Canada, slightly submerged by the clear waters of a bay, it's possible to admire the Sweepstakes. The hull of this Canadian schooner is perfectly visible while remaining outside the water; it was abandoned in 1885 off Cove Island in Lake Huron due to extensive damage and later moved to its current location!

A SHIP IN THE DESERT

The Eduard Bohlen was a cargo ship that ran aground along the Skeleton Coast in Namibia in September 1909 due to thick fog. With its 94 meters in length, it now lies in the desert 400 meters from the shoreline; a breathtaking sight!

 

THE SHIPWRECK BEACH

The Shipwreck Beach of Zakynthos, is a stretch of land only accessible by sea that hosts one of the most famous surface wrecks in the world. Initially called San Giorgio delle Rocce, this beach changed its name when, in 1980, after a chase with law enforcement, the contraband ship carrying alcohol and tobacco, Panagiotis, ran aground and forced the crew to flee to the mainland

 

THE TITANIC

Last but not least, could the most famous sunken ship in the world be missing from our list? At a depth of 3810 meters lies what remains of the transatlantic that sank in 1912, taking with it more than 1500 people. Its skeleton was found in 1985; the bow was intact but the stern was severely damaged after the impact with the iceberg that caused the tragedy.


It's the innate desire to explore in humans that has allowed us to rediscover many of these lost treasures, the same curiosity and longing to discover the world that inspires our brand, Svalbard Islands. It's a brand that clothes everyday explorers, those who never stop chasing adventure.

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