[UPDATED 2009-Sep: – use Historical Imagery to see the cruise ship. Image dated Feb. 2, 2004]
This is a cool discovery which was actually found a few months ago by ‘Neutje’ at the Google Earth Community. A satellite photo of the port of Pusan, Korea shows a capsized cruise ship laying on its side after it was hit by the 2003 Typhoon Maemi. You can see it in Google Earth or Google Maps, and you can also see this photo of the ship from the ground. Also, here’s a news story from China Daily, and one from USA Today. via GoogleMapsMania.
Here are some other examples of interesting things found in Google Earth’s aerial/satellite photos: