shipwreck link of the day
A Norwegian cargo ship collided with a container vessel and sank in the English Channel Dec. 14. The automobile carries ship Tricolor's crew of 24 made it to lifeboats and were rescued, but nearly 3,000 cars went down with the ship. There were no casualties on the container ship, which was heavily damaged but making for port with its crew aboard.
Although the sunken vessel was initially partially visible above the surface, a later high tide submerged the ship completely.
Update: According to the BBC, the sunken ship is proving a navigation hazard. A Dutch cargo ship struck the sunken hulk Monday but did not sustain injuries or serious damage; several other vessels were involved in near-collisions with the wreck.