On the night of 13 January 1925, SS "Aladdin" ran aground on the eastern side of Silda. The whole crew survived this dramatic accident, but it meant the end for the ship. The ship was broken up there on the shore and transported away as scrap iron. But a broken concrete base still remains on the shoreline as a remnant of a strange shipwreck.
In the night of 30 December 1919, the SS "Orm Jarl" ran aground to the west of Alden. Two salvage vessels arrived at the disabled ship, and for some time it looked as if the ship could be salvaged. But wind and heavy sea wrought such damage that the hull broke in two and sank. Some of the cargo and other things onboard were salvaged, including an anchor. This is now located at the ferry quay at Værlandet, in memory of the shipwreck.
On 21 October 1989, the engine of 'Mercantil Marcia', a cargo ship from Rio de Janeiro, broke down, and the ship was grounded near Storsvalene in Solund. The crew were rescued, but heavy sea wrecked the ship. The cargo was lost, and the bunker oil leaked into the water and onto the shores and beaches. State, municipal, and private oil spill prevention agencies fought to limit the damage by the wreck.
The archipelago of Solund was brutal for sailing vessels in strong westerly winds. But motor vessels went wrong as well, with tragic consequences. Around the islands are many wrecks, several of them are today tempting objects for divers.