When a ship comes to the end of its working life, it has to be torn apart, piece-by-piece, to be disposed of. By that point, though, little care needs to be taken in getting it ashore — so they're just intentionally run aground. This is what it looks like.
Actually, it's quite dramatic, and I wouldn't want to get in the way. If you're wondering, this is the the M/F Ostend Spirit — or the MS Pride of Calais to its friends — which spent many years passing back and forth across the English Channel. Now, she's being dismantled, scrapped and recycled. So long! [YouTube via Digg]