10/05/2017; tugboatgraffiti: My first view of Kirby’s newest ATB, the PAUL MCLERNAN as she returned to Caddells Dry Dock and Repair. Also a bit of a personal milestone as she’s the 300th unique tugboat added to the collection in almost two years covering the New York Harbor area. #60a_4485
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
Remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 appear to have been identified on the Atlantic seabed.
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 rise and fall of dashing Stede Bonnet — like his infamous mentor Blackbeard — brought to an end the golden age of piracy, but may have scattered the first seeds of democracy
“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.
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
It was Moby-Dick that served as the guiding metaphor for Wilmington architect Chuck Dietsche, who was approached by clients on Bald Head Island to build a house they would fancifully call Castello della Balena (Castle of the Whale), but which is known today by locals as the Whale House. It’s currently the most expensive house listed for sale in North Carolina, with a whale of a price: The dune-top house with unparalleled 270-degree views can be yours for a mere $11.99 million.
In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.
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