|historic = wreck|
|A nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed.|
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A wreck is a nautical craft that has unintentionally been sunk or destroyed. A wreck can persist for many centuries and can be a hazard or a point of interest. Technically, ships that are intentionally sunk are not wrecks (e.g.).
Wreck locations are of interest to:
- shipping and harbor management
Wrecks can be in one or more significant parts (due to current movement, etc). Occasionally there are wreck debris fields even when the wreck cannot be located.
Optional fields (with examples):
name=Yolanda wreck:date_sunk=1980-12-28 wreck:depth=24m wreck:clearance=20m wreck:date_commissioned=1964 wreck:gross_tonnage=1907t wreck:length=74.8m wreck:width=11.7m wreck:cargo=porcelain wreck:visible_at_low_tide=yes/no wreck:visible_at_high_tide=yes/no access=yes or no or permit_required wikidata=Q18763256
Some use :
Dates stored in format.
Wreck clearance is the depth to the top of the wreck. All depths are based on.
historic=wreck_debris name=Yolanda Anchor wreck_debris:depth=24m Physical. Node/Area.
For marine mapping, it is of interest to know the clearance over the wreck, position of masts or funnels, whether the depth have been verified by sonar, divers, or the wreck have been swept. It is also of interest to know if a wreck is stranded or not.
See also: OpenSeaMap/Wrecks
Wrecks should be rendered at close zoom levels as there are very many wrecks near coastlines (especially in the UK).