An estimated three million shipwrecks litter the oceans across the globe, and around 8,000 of these are believed to lie around the shores of Australia.
Some shipwrecks date back to the dawn of sea-travel for trade and early human exploration. Shipwrecks continue into the present day, as ships remain an important form of transport for cargo and passengers alike.
Fortunately, with the ever-improving sophistication of modern technologies, the oceans have been and are continuing to be mapped in far greater detail than ever before.
This together with highly accurate navigational systems, has made seafaring far safer in the present day however, accidents still occur and wrecks continue to be claimed by our oceans.