The oil tanker was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Wied iż-Żurrieq, Malta, as an artificial reef. It had been laid up in Grand Harbour since 1995, when the ship exploded killing 9 Maltese dockyard workers.
List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1998
Princess of the Orient
The ferry capsized and sank in a typhoon off Fortune Island, Batangas, killing around 150 people.
Battle of Yeosu: The infiltration vessel became entangled in a fishing net off Yeosu, South Korea, while attempting to land North Koream commandos in South Korea, was intercepted by Republic of Korea Navy () vessels, and sank with the loss of all nine of her passengers and crew while being pursued by South Korean ships and aircraft.
List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1998
The coaster capsized in the Thames Estuary at Northfleet Hope. She was later raised and refloated.