Officially 240 wrecks have been located in the Belgian part of the North Sea by the Coast Division of the Agency Maritime Services and Coast. However, there are a lot more wrecks situated in the North Sea , at a rough estimate, some thousands.
The website of the Flemish Hydrography (www.vlaamsehydrografie.be) contains a wreck database. The Flemish Institute for National Heritage (www.maritieme-archeologie.be) developed a database for maritime heritage, where information on wrecks, items to be found underwater and drowned settlements in Belgian waters can be consulted.
A number of other websites of projects of interest:
- the Wreck site (http://users.pandora.be/tree/wrecksite) contains a lot of information on wrecks in the North Sea , sea charts and pictures
- the research project BEWREMABI (BElgian WRecks for MArine BIodiversity) studies the biodiversity on and around ship wrecks in Belgian waters