Iraqi Shipwrecks

Friday, 5th August 2005 by

In the waters of Shatt al-Arab in Basrah, Iraq, lie the wrecks of several ships, some just lying there floating on their sides, others half-submerged and seemingly covered in rust (or perhaps it's actually damage from explosions?)

Sideways Ship

They look like oil tankers (at least I don't think they look like military craft) but I guess that these shipwrecks are a litle different to the ones we usually post. However, they're still fascinating to look at from up here.

Rusty Ship

There's actually loads of these ships lying around in varying states of decay. In fact it's all a bit creepy...

Shipwreck 3

Thanks to Serge Lyubomudrov, Ian Luria and James.