We all make mistakes, it’s a part of being human. But some mistakes are more costly than others. Imagine spilling a cup of coffee on a brand-new laptop or buying the wrong size shoes. Those are minor setbacks compared to the mistakes on this list. These are the kind of mistakes that can cost millions, even billions of dollars. From mismanagement in major corporations to costly miscalculations in construction projects, these mistakes will leave you in disbelief. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself the true cost of these costly errors.
1. Cruise ship MTS Oceanos sinks off the coast of South Africa, 4 August 1991
2. McLaren paired with the unskilled driver
3. What happens when you drive into a house
4. The ship Pasha Bulker beached itself at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, NSW after a storm in June 2007
5. Aston Martin was worth £1.5m
6. Yes sir, I can confirm that your package is currently en-route on a container ship
7. The SS Princess May was a steamship built in 1888. The ship is best known for grounding in 1910, which left the ship sticking completely out of the water. This is one of the most famous shipwreck photographs
8. You have three words to save your job, what do you say?
9. This used to be a $150,000 McLaren
10. $28 million Sikorsky MH-60S
11. Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal backing up a large chunk of global trade
12. When you live in Svalbard, Norway, and forgot to close the window to the home office
13. I guess the tide came in faster than they thought
14. An offshore oil rig that drifted to the coast of the Isle of Lewis due to extreme weather in 2016
15. 3.6 million dollar yacht down the street from my house
16. Audis guys are lucky to be alive!
17. Now the bridge has a cool wavy thing going on
18. The poor little thing just wanted a belly rub