The SS Athenia (1922) was a steam turbine transatlantic passenger liner built in Glasgow in 1923 for the Anchor-Donaldson Line (later Donaldson Atlantic Line). She worked between the United Kingdom and the east coast of Canada until September 1939, when a torpedo from a German submarine sank her in the Western Approaches. There were 117 fatalities.The Athenia was the first UK ship to be sunk by Germany during World War II, and the incident accounted for the Donaldson Line’s greatest single loss of life at sea. It was not until the Nuremberg Trials after the War that the truth of the U-boat sinking of the SS Athenia finally came out. wikipedia – World War 2 In pictures: Athenia survivors
Shipwreck-hunter David Mearns says sonar data shows the transatlantic passenger liner Athenia to be lying 200m down on Rockall Bank, off Ireland.
Over 2,000 years ago, the churning ocean below the cliffs of the Greek island Antikythera swallowed a massive ship loaded with a trove of luxuries—fine glassware, marble statues and, famously, a complex geared device thought to be the earliest computer.
The Gentleman Pirate
“He is intriguing because he really was a gentleman,” says Colin Woodard, author of The Republic of Pirates. “Many of the pirates were downtrodden seamen. Bonnet was wellborn and had everything to lose. He had a family. He had an estate. And yet he goes off into piracy.”
The “very special bird” arrived at the doorstep of Wild Care Cape Cod in “grave condition” last Tuesday, and the organization excitedly reported the development to the public.
“It is with a heavy heart that we report that the booby expired overnight,” Wild Care reported in a Facebook post Monday. “The bird took a turn for the worst yesterday, and was placed on oxygen for much of the day. We certainly tried our best, and his condition was grim from the beginning.”
The research team has detected 289 different species so far. Mussels were the most common, but there were also crabs, clams, sea anemones and star fish.
So common were findings that new species were still being discovered even as the study drew to a close in 2017.
Portable Floating Power Plants
The MV Karadeniz Powership Orhan Bey is a power barge, a floating power plant, owned and operated by the Istanbul based Turkish company Karadeniz Powership Co. She was commissioned in 2013 to supply electricity to the power grid in Lebanon. Equipped with eleven electric generators and four high-voltage transformers, the powership has an installed generation capacity of 203 MW, which allows her to generate ten days worth of uninterrupted power without needing to refuel. She is one of a nine strong fleet with more than 1,500 MW total power capacity. more on wikipedia – also: MV Karadeniz Powership Fatmagül Sultan
Powerships built by Karpowership are helping developing countries overcome electrical shortages – Power to those in Need
Powerships are delivered to the client countries as a complete power plant ready to operate immediately, and provide medium-term solutions with contracts of 2 to 5 years.
Working Waterfront Photo Essay: Making bait while the sun shines at the Rockland Fish Pier
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