Falkland islands wrecks partial list201408

The file is a partial record of wrecks found in the water surrounding the Falklands. The list was derived from two main sources: UKHO (UK Hydrographic Office) and Fisheries Operations (Fishops). However, there are wrecks with indefined source, these are the wrecks dated 1914. It is important to be aware that the geographic position of the wrecks is not always accurate. A field called accuracy provides an idea of the level of accuracy. Notice that no wooden boat is present in this list, the museum and archive in Stanley may have more informtaion on these boats. Disclaimer: use the file being aware that these ARE NOT all the wrecks in the Falklands water.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:58 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:18 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Society; and culture
Temporal Extent Start 1914-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2005-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The position of the most recent wrecks is accurate because detected by HMS Enterprise, which is an hydrographic survey boat. The position of the wrecks of fishing boats is defined as "within 1 metre" and was derived by other fishing vessels which rescued the crew of the boat which was sinking. Hence position of the wreck is the surface point where the boats sunk which means that the boat may be somewhere else on the sea bottom. When the accuracy is defined as approximate, it means that the UKHO confirmed the presence of the wreck but becasue of the depth of the water it was impossible to put on the chart the position of the wreck. Notice that there are word documents with further detail no these wrecks and are available at the fisheries department on request.
West Longitude -61.5317
South Latitude -55.4725
East Longitude -53.905
North Latitude -48.07
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: UKHO Crown Copyright (Year) and Fishops Falkland Island Fisheries Department (Year)
Data Format shape
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy variable levels of accuracy. From high precision to 1 mile and to complete unknown.
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-05-06
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-33

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