Like the many ships in history, King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose met her death in 1545. Then there's the infamous Royal Navy's merchant vessel Queen Anne’s Revenge, she eventually became a plunder ship of Blackbeard pirates to store their stolen treasures. And the unsinkable became the sunk. One of the most famous shipwrecks - the Titanic didn’t make it on her maiden journey in 1912, a fatal hard hit from an iceberg took the ship to her grave.
Unable to fight their cruel fate, the ocean has claimed many. In August 2010, cargo barge Nand Aparajita, hit the rocks and was stranded at Kavaratti Islands in the Arabian Sea. I arrived on the shores of this beautiful location in 2016; we were on the hunt for waves and found undiscovered surf with left and right peaks breaking off the bow of this shipwreck.
The contrast of pristine white sandy beaches, the stunning blue turquoise waters of the Lakshadweep Archipelago against the rusty hues of orange, green and purple; anchors, decaying old rope ladders and rusty portholes made for such interesting textures.