WATCH: Norwegian Escape Float-Out at Meyer Werft

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The Norwegian Escape was floated out of the covered building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Saturday. The 164,600 gross ton cruise ship, part of the Breakaway Plus class, has a length overall of 325.9 meters and is 41.40 meters wide, making it the largest vessel in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Following the float out, the ship was berthed at … [Read more...]

WATCH: Massive Explosions Rock China Port City of Tianjin – UPDATE

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  By Sui-Lee Wee and Adam Rose TIANJIN, China, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday. (Scroll down for video) At least 700 … [Read more...]

WATCH: Largest Great White Shark Ever Captured on Film

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A diver off the coast of has capture some new footage of what is believed to be the largest great white shark ever caught on film. The shark, which has been given the nickname Big Blue, measures an astounding 20 feet long and is thought to be about 50 years old. The new video is believed to be about 2 years old but was released by diver Mauricio Hoyos Padilla as part of … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse: Maersk Ship Transits New Suez Canal in 3 Minutes

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Here is a new time-lapse video from Maersk Line showing a transit of the New Suez Canal, an adjacent waterway that now allows vessels to pass each other through most of the canal, cutting transit times from 18 hours to 11 hours for southbound traffic and theoretically allowing more ships through the canal. The New Suez Canal was just recently opened on August 6, so as far as … [Read more...]

Incredible Footage of Rare White Whale Off Australia

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Check out this incredible footage of a rare white humpback whale captured Monday off Queensland, Australia. While whale watchers across the globe were hoping to catch another glimpse of Migaloo, a famous albino humpback that frequents Australian waters each year, researchers are saying that the whale spotted Monday was likely another whale. According to CBC News, whale … [Read more...]

WATCH: Manned Free Fall Lifeboat World Record Drop – 40 Meters Up!

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  Norwegian free fall lifeboat manufacturer Norsafe has set a new world record for the highest staffed free fall lifeboat drop. The new record was set June 25 when the 70 passenger GES50 MKIII lifeboat was dropped from a stomach-churning height of 40 meters (131 feet) with 10 persons on board. According to Norsafe there has never before been a staffed lifeboat … [Read more...]