Finding Shipwrecks For Sale

Shipwrecks

A shipwreck is any sunken wreck of a ship, which is found either sunken on land or adrift on the ocean floor. The wreck is usually found at the site of where the ship was wrecked.

Some ships have sunk while still others have sunk while afloat on the water. In this case the ship can be found in dry land or on the ocean floor. Some boats which were salvaged and brought back to land are known as “floating wrecks”. Boat wrecking can also be accidental or intentional.

There have been about three thousand known shipwrecks so far. An additional hundred or so are being studied. In fact, Angela Crook estimated in 1997 that there probably were about two million shipwrecks worldwide. That makes for more than one shipwreck for every day in the year. Of course, there are more than two million boats worldwide as well and the number keeps growing every year.

Shipwrecks can vary from having only minor damage and being completely unharmed to having everything from engines, equipment to crew quarters damaged or completely destroyed. Some shipwrecks are so large that they may not even be noticed until they are very close. Other smaller ships will be easily identified because of the damage to other pieces.

The first step to preventing a further loss of life by shipwrecking is to hire an experienced salvage company to salvage whatever it is that you have found. They will be able to assess what the value of whatever you have found is and then negotiate with salvage companies to get the most money for it. It may take more than one company to get you the best possible rate.

You should not attempt to salvage any boat yourself without the assistance of an expert. If you don’t want to pay a fee, there are some people who have learned how to locate shipwrecks themselves. However, if you think you know how to go about it, be sure to contact a reputable salvage company before attempting anything.

Once you have determined the location of the boat, you will need to talk with the salvage company to find out what you can do to help them locate it. Most companies are willing to remove any debris that they find. Even if the ship is intact and seaworthy, they will likely want to get rid of any damaged parts. They may offer to tow or salvage the wreck to make sure it is not damaged further.

If the ship is still seaworthy, you may need to pay them to help tow it to its final destination and leave it in good condition for them to locate and remove the remainder. This is especially important for large ships that have extensive keel and other damage.

Once the boat has been towed and safely placed on a shipyard, the salvage company will take a look at it and determine the exact condition. They will then contact you if they have found anything that will help them determine its current value.

Before contacting the salvage company, you should always have all the facts of the wreck, including photographs, on hand. You should also be sure that you have all the correct information about the ship. Salvage companies rarely give out the exact location unless they are confident that they can get a fair price for it.

When the company comes to your location, make sure to bring along a map to mark the location of the ship and any other information that you think might be useful. Even if the location does not appear to be salvageable, there may be something on the map that will assist them in determining the right area. and you will be glad you did.

When the salvage company arrives, explain to them your story about the boat and ask them if they would like to come out and look at the wreck and do a more detailed inspection of it. This way you can answer any questions that the company may have and provide them with helpful information.