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Wreck of the MV Panagiotis, Zakynthos

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World's famous shipwreck (Greece)

harispomonis

Top contributor and pilot harispomonis created this stunning drone video of one of the world's top beaches.  It's called  Navagio Beach, aka Smuggler's Cove, and it lies on the north side of the Greek island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.  It's famous in part because it's the home of the wreck of the MV Panagiotis, which ran aground here in 1980 after allegedly being chased by the Greek navy for suspected smuggling.  It became even more famous in 2018, when Lonely Planet named it the world's #1 beach.  

The Three Stars Shipwreck, Cyprus

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Three Stars Shipwreck Akrotiri Limassol Cyprus

Iain Jordan

With its location along key shipping routes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus has become the final resting place of many ships going back to the Antiquity.  Wrecks of both older and more recent vintage dot the waters surrounding the island, the third largest in the Mediterranean.  Contributor Iain Jordan used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this amazing aerial video of the Akrotiri Limassol (Three Stars) shipwreck which sank in the waters of the Mediterranean after catching fire in 1972.  

Sugar Carrier Wreck, Bahamas

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Sugar Wreck, Bahamas

msember

The roughly 700 islands of the Bahamas archipelago, which sit inside the Bermuda Triangle area of the South Atlantic, have always presented a navigational challenge to the many ships operating in the area.  Contributor and pilot msmember flew his drone over a Bahamas shipwreck, this of a molasses carrier which sank in the early 1900's.  The crystal-blue waters of the South Atlantic Ocean allow the aerial observer to clearly see the outline of the ship, making for an outstanding bird's eye perspective.

Wreck in Colombia's San Andres Islands

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Shipwreck off of San Andrés Island

la.drones

San Andres is an island in the western Caribbean Sea.  While it's a territory of Colombia, the mainland of which lies 750 km (around 450 mi.) to its south, it's actually much closer to the Central American countries of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras.  Because of its location relative to busy shipping lanes, San Andres is the site of many shipwrecks.  In this video, top contributor la.drones flies a drone over one of these wrecks near Rocky Cay, producing an amazing aerial perspective through the deep blue Caribbean waters. 

Malta's Hephaestus Wreck

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Malta Shipwreck

Chris Borg

By virtue of its position in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea's busy sea lanes, Malta has always seen more than its share of shipwrecks.  While most of the wrecks surrounding Malta and its subsidiary islands are old, some are quite new.  In this video, top content creator and drone pilot Chris Borg used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a short clip of one of these recent wrecks: the Togo-flagged Hephaestus.  This vessel ran aground during a storm at Qawra Point on February 10th, 2018; it's not been recovered.

Evangelia: Black Sea Wreck

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The Ghost Ship Evangelia

mariansterea

Contributor Mariansteria created this epic drone video of one of the most famous shipwrecks in the Black Sea.  The Evangelia was a refrigerated cargo ship which was wrecked near the Romanian seaport city of Constanta (Costinești, home of the largest port on the Black Sea) in 1968.  The video contains some epic head-on and overhead shots of the extremely eerie looking 7k+ ton gross ton rusting ship, which stands nearly upright in shallow waters.  The wreck is easily accessible from the nearby Costinesi Resort.  

Greece's MV Panagiotis Wreck

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The Shipwreck of M/V Kaptan Ismail Hakki

Drone Solutions Greece

AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Drone Solutions Greece shot this excellent aerial video of one of the more well known of Greece's many shipwrecks.  In 1978, the Captan Ismail Hakki sank in shallow waters near Lakonia, in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese region of southern Greece.  The rusting hulk lies in 12 meters (about 40 ft.) of water just 100 meters (about 330 ft.) offshore.  For reasons which were never definitively determined, the small (30 meter, 100 ft) ship sank carrying a supply of iron ore.  

Hawaii's Shipwreck Beach

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Shipwreck Beach Lanai

iDrone Hawaii

Lanai is the sixth-largest of the islands which make up the archipelago and US state of Hawaii.  It's situated just south of Moloka'i and west of Maui.  The location of the island creates strong winds and treacherous Pacific Ocean currents which have caused many shipwrecks over the years.  In this video, contributor and pilot iDrone Hawaii uses a DJI Phantom 4 drone to fly over a wreck off of Lanai's Shipwreck Beach, so called because of the number of wrecks which inhabit the sea bottom off the island's shores.

Shipwreck in Anguilla, Caribbean Sea

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Sandy Ground Road Bay Anguilla Shipwrecks

Iain Jordan

The Caribbean Sea has always been a place of shipwrecks, particularly before the age of modern navigation.  With its position in the northeastern corner of the Lesser Antilles islands, and with numerous shallow spots and once-uncharted sand bars, the small island of Anguilla has seen more than its share of ships running aground or sinking off its shores.  In this video by Iain Jordan, you'll get an aerial view of some of these wrecks off of Sandy Ground Road Bay on the northern side of the island.   

Edro III Wreck, Rhodes

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Ship That Ran Aground

Arsen Poshotian

If you think shipwrecks are a thing of the distant past, check out this amazing aerial view of a very recent shipwreck in Cyprus, courtesy of contributor and drone pilot Arsen Poshotian.  In December, 2011, the 80 meter (around 265 ft.) Sierra Leone-flagged ship Edro III was headed from Limassol on Cyprus to the Greek island of Rhodes (Rodos).  It hit a storm and ran aground near the port of Pegeia on the far western end of the island, with all crew members rescued.    The ship is off-limits to divers.  

Wreck in Greece's Bay of Thessaloniki

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AnotherView from AnotherPlace ( Greece - Shipwreck )

Kyriakos - AnotherView

Contributor and pilot Kyriakos - AnotherView created this drone video of a shipwreck in an area of Northern Greece.  Epanomi is a town on the Bay of Thessaloniki (an inlet of the Aegean Sea) in the region of Central Macedonia.  Located about a half hour drive from the great port city of Thessaloniki, it's one of the oldest cities in Macedonia.  Thessaloniki is the country's biggest seaport.  Given the historically heavy ship traffic on the narrow approaches to the port, it's not surprising that shipwrecks have occurred here.  

The "Wrecks" of Australia's Moreton Island

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The Shipwrecks at Moreton Island - Australia (DJI Mavic Pro)

man meets the world

The Australian state of Queensland has some of the world's top spots for boating, scuba diving, and other forms of aquatic recreation.  One of the state's gems in this regard is a shipwreck site off the western coast of Moreton Island, on northeastern side of Moreton Bay near Brisbane.  Just offshore from the town of Tangalooma, there is a cluster of 15 sunken ships that were deliberately scuttled to form a breakwater.  Seen here in this drone video by Man Meets the World, the Tangalooma Wrecks offer a boaters' and scuba divers' paradise.  

Scotland's MV Captayannis Wreck

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MV Captayannis Shipwreck Mavic

Highlandroner

Prepare to be amazed by this amazing drone video of a well known modern-era shipwreck in Scotland's Firth of Clyde, the great estuary on Scotland's western coast.  The ship is the  MV Captayannis, a 120 meter (just under 400 ft.) Greek-flagged ship which was carrying sugar to the port of Greenock.  She sank in a storm in January, 1974, and was never removed.  In this drone video by contributor Highlandroner, you can get a bird's eye view of this wreck, which has since become an unofficial bird sanctuary.  

Black Sea Wreck in Odessa, Ukraine

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Ship Wreck 2019 Odessa

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Check out this amazing aerial view of a shipwreck in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, compliments of AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Iafar.  Odessa is major seaport on the northern side of the Black Sea.  The largest city in the southern Ukraine, it's sometimes called the Pearl of the Black Sea for its beauty.  Once the most important body of water in the world, the Black Sea is home to countless shipwrecks. This one is unusual in that it occurred so close to shore; most of the ships which have sunk in the Black Sea have never been found.  

Dimitrios II Wreck, Cyprus

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Dimitrios II Shipwreck Paphos Cyprus

Iain Jordan

AirVuz contributor and pilot Iain Jordan created this beautiful drone video of a well known shipwreck off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.  The ship is the MV Demetrios II, a Honduran-flagged vessel which ran aground in March, 1998 near the lighthouse of Paphos, a harbor town on the western end of the island.  The ship had been carrying a load of timber from Greece to Syria.  Fortunately, the ship's eight crew members were evacuated to safety via a British military helicopter.  

Boat Graveyard in New York Harbor

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NEW YORK - BOAT GRAVEYARD

60 Seconds

Check out this fascinating drone video of a "boat graveyard" in New York City, compliments of contributor 60 Seconds.  It's located on the southwestern side of Staten Island, on a tidal river known as Arthur Kill.  Officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, it was established in the 1930's. Hundreds of 20th century vintage ships lie here, including a number of World War II combat ships.  The facility was used as a filming location for the 2010 thriller "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie.

Wreck in the Gulf of Alaska

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Hero Captain of Sinking Ship

iskenderfilm

Combining the chilling audio of the actual mayday call with current drone footage of the sunken ship's remains, talented drone videographer (and DVOW winner) iskenderfilm created a dramatic perspective on the shipwreck of the Northern Belle.  The fishing vessel which sunk in the Gulf of Alaska in 2010; the ship's captain perished but the other three crew members were saved. The production serves as a reminder of the dangers of working on ships as well as the time-honored duties of ship captains.  

The Wrecks of Hoo, England

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Boat Wrecks of Hoo

davidwilsonavi

The Hoo Peninsula of Kent, England seperates the Thames and Medway rivers. Along the River Medway there lies a boat graveyard formed of sunken vessels. One of those is the 111-year-old Sailing Barge Ena, a ship that sailed as part of Operation Dynamo in World War II - the 1940 call from Winston Churchill for civilian boats to sail to Dunkirk and rescue the trapped British army. This was considered a pivotal moment in the war, as it preserved Britain's fighting capacity against Nazi Germany.