Friday, October 15, 2021

Shipwreck of Famed US Revenue Cutter Bear Located Off Nova Scotia

After decades of searching, researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Coast Guard have located the underwater shipwreck of the former U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. The wreck...

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 3684

Sunday, September 26, 2021

How Did Ancient Seafarers Settle The Far-Flung Islands Of Polynesia?

WASHINGTON,(Reuters) – Beginning more than a millennium ago, intrepid seafarers traversed vast Pacific Ocean expanses in double-hulled sailing canoes to reach the far-flung islands of Polynesia, the planet’s last habitable...

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 2674

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Rare Maps of Spanish Armada to Stay in England

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A set of 10 hand-drawn, 16th century maps showing the progress of the Spanish Armada that attacked England in 1588, an event that shaped national identity,...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 3237

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
American Flag Ship

Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 115

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
400-year-old shipwreck discovered in baltic

500-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Baltic Sea Looks ‘Like it Sank Yesterday’

An international team of scientists have announced the discovery of the remains of a 500-year-old ship that remains pristinely intact in the cold, dark depths of the Baltic Sea.  Scientists say...

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 98

Monday, June 3, 2019
Maritime News

Blackbeard’s Ship Embarks for U.S. Supreme Court in Video Piracy Case

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) – The nine black-robed justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will soon navigate the treacherous legal waters around a sailing ship made famous...

June 3, 2019
Total Views: 6

Friday, April 12, 2019
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Canadian Premiere – Trapped in Typhoon Alley, the Mystery of MV Derbyshire

Discovery Channel (Canada)’s new documentary series, “Disasters at Sea,” premieres on April 16th at 10 PM ET.  The first episode, “Trapped in Typhoon Alley,” looks at the mysterious sinking of...

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 507

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: Disasters at Sea — Deadly Neglect, the Loss of the Marine Electric

Thirty-six years ago this week, the SS Marine Electric sank off the coast of Virginia with the loss of 34 officers and crew. There were only three survivors. The tragedy...

February 13, 2019
Total Views: 900

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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SS Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki – When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s...

February 12, 2019
Total Views: 1779

Friday, January 25, 2019
Maritime News

Remains of Famed Explorer Captain Matthew Flinders Found in London Rail Dig

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Archaeologists have found the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, a British Royal Navy explorer who was the first to sail around Australia and is credited...

January 25, 2019
Total Views: 12

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against...

September 9, 2018
Total Views: 9

Monday, August 6, 2018
Maritime News

Ship Photos: Historic NYC Fireboat John J Harvey Gets Dazzled

Invented during World War I, dazzle camouflage was painted onto thousands of ships in the U.K. and U.S. as a way to disorient enemy U-boats. More than one hundred years...

August 6, 2018
Total Views: 127

Sunday, May 6, 2018

VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world? In this video Richard du Moulin presents real case studies...

May 6, 2018
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RMS St. Helena to Return as Anti-Piracy Armory in Gulf of Oman

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, April 17 (Reuters) – The RMS St. Helena, Britain’s last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of...

April 17, 2018
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Australian Beachgoers Find World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle 132 Years After Being Tossed from German Ship

MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) – The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 9

Monday, July 24, 2017

America’s Oldest Commissioned Warship Refloated After Two-Year Restoration

America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, was finally refloated on Sunday following a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, located at the Boston National Historical Park....

July 24, 2017
Total Views: 15

Friday, January 20, 2017

Watch: Line-Crossing Ceremony on MV World Sapphire

Ceremony marks the first crossing of the Equator. Vessel in the video is the Norwegian-flagged offshore supply vessel World Sapphire during a voyage from Rio de janeiro to Cadiz, Spain, unfortunately...

January 20, 2017
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
HNLMS Kortenaer
Maritime News

Three Countries Unite To Solve Nautical Mystery

(TheGuardian) Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several second world war shipwrecks – considered war graves – from the bottom of the Java Sea,...

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 4

Monday, November 14, 2016

Underwater Archaeology Expedition Uncovers Dozens of Ancient Shipwrecks in Black Sea

When an international team of scientists set out on an expedition to map submerged ancient landscapes in the Bulgarian waters of the Black Sea, there was no telling what exactly...

November 14, 2016
Total Views: 92

Presidential Yacht USS Sequoia (AG 23)

U.S. Judge Says Ex-Presidential Yacht Can Be Sold for $0 to Foreign Investors

By Tom Hals Nov 14 (Reuters) – A Delaware judge on Monday said the former presidential yacht, U.S.S. Sequoia, can be acquired by an investment group for zero dollars, ending...

November 14, 2016
Total Views: 82