Shipwreck  

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Pleasure of standing on shore watching a shipwreck

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A shipwreck is the remains of a ship that has wrecked, either sunk or beached. A shipwreck can refer to a wrecked ship or to the event that caused the wreck, such as the striking of something that causes the ship to sink, the stranding of the ship on rocks, land or shoal, or the destruction of the ship at sea by violent weather. Whatever the cause, a sunken ship or a wrecked ship is a physical example of the event.

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