This is the latest in a series of stories by CBS News covering abandoned cargo ships in the world’s oceans.
A shipwrecked cargo ship is seen near a port in the Indian Ocean in 2012.
The U.S. Navy is investigating a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
The discovery of a derelict cargo ship off the U.K. coast in 2012 is one of the most shocking maritime disasters in recent years.
There were more than 100,000 abandoned cargo ship in the United States in 2014, according to data compiled by the National Maritime Association.
At least one million people were lost to shipping accidents in 2014 alone, according a report from the nonprofit group Shipping News.
Here’s how much cargo ships are abandoned in the oceans every year: 2016 was the deadliest year in U.M.A. data since 2011.
More than 17,000 people died in the disaster, including the U-32, an abandoned cargo vessel carrying 1,700 tons of diesel and gasoline from India.
This year’s cargo ship wrecks in the waters off the eastern Indian coast include a sunken container ship and a dereliction of duty.
In December 2016, a cargo ship carrying nearly 600,000 tons of goods, including gold, oil and silver, sank off the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 10 people and leaving hundreds of others missing.
In October 2016, another ship carrying about 3,000 containers sank off Kerala state, killing nine crew members.
The cargo ship, the Kishore, was carrying cargo from the Gulf and Central Asian countries.
In November 2016, the Indian government reported that nearly 400 tons of sugar, rice, cotton, cocoa, rice flour, flour and other commodities had been lost in a ship sinking off the state of Karnataka.
In February 2018, a container ship carrying 3,800 containers sank in the Bay of Bengal off India’s eastern coast.
In July 2018, two ships, one carrying 4,000 metric tons of rice, a ship carrying 4 million tons of wheat, a vessel carrying 2,000 million tons and a vessel transporting 1 million metric tons sank off southern Kerala state.
A third ship, which is carrying 1.2 million metric ton of rice and wheat, sank in October 2018 off the western coastal state of Kerala.