Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Ocean House Anchor (Cocos Keeling Islands) Inspection Report

Author/s M. McCarthy

Year of publication 2005

Report Number: 198

The Oceania House Anchor
An historic relic: pointer to a recently-located shipwreck in the Cocos Islands.

In December 2004, a portion of an early ship’s anchor was seen adjacent the old boat ramp on the beachfront at Oceania House on Home Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Island group. The iron shank and the stock (which from the design was clearly a wooden one) were missing, indicating that they had been either lost in a mooring accident, in the salvage of this relic or in a wrecking process. Either way, the anchor appears to have been recovered from the sea in recent years.