Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Shark at the wreck of the USS Tarpon

How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?

By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...

January 20, 2021
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Shipwreck Hunter Explores 5 Vessels on Atlantic Seabed

  by Sonja Elmquist (Bloomberg) A U.S. salvage company that has recovered precious metals from miles below the surface of the Atlantic over more than two decades is exploring five shipwrecks...

June 2, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
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“New” Shipwrecks Appearing In Lake Michigan’s Unusually Clear Water

During a routine US Coast Guard patrol in April, assisted by unusually clear visibility, an aircrew captured these amazing photos of newly emerging shipwrecks along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These...

May 4, 2015
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Maritime News

Researchers Map Tasman Bridge Disaster Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Australian researchers have used some new sonar equipment to capture stunning imagery of the shipwreck of the MV Lake Illawarra bulk carrier, which tragically sank in Hobart's Darwent River in what is now remembered as the Tasman Bridge Disaster.

October 17, 2014
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Maritime News

Haitian Shipwreck Not Columbus’s Santa Maria -UNESCO

A team of experts working on a UNESCO mission to confirm the identity of a shipwreck found off the coast of Haiti have determined that the wreck is NOT that of the...

October 6, 2014
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunken Steamship Keystone State Found on Lake Huron

The wreckage of a wooden steamship that sank 152 years ago in a storm on Lake Huron with no survivors has been found, a Michigan explorer said on Monday.

December 9, 2013
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Monday, July 22, 2013
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WWII Shipwreck Gives Up 61 Tons of Silver 3 Miles Under Atlantic

July 22 (Bloomberg) — Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., a deep-sea salvage company, said it retrieved more than 61 tons of silver bullion this month from a World War II shipwreck...

July 22, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NOAA Report Examines Oil Pollution Threat From Shipwrecks

Report identifies 36 shipwrecks that pose a "worst case" oil pollution threat to the U.S. coast.

May 21, 2013
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Monday, December 31, 2012
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Myanmar Shipwreck Survivors Granted Asylum in Indonesia

Indonesia has taken in nine shipwreck survivors believed to be refugees from Myanmar, ending weeks of uncertainty for the men, who were refused permission to come ashore in Singapore. The...

December 31, 2012
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

NOSCO Victory Denied with Stranded Myanmar Shipwreck Survivors

Chun Han Wong SINGAPORE–A group of shipwreck survivors rescued near Myanmar last week remains in limbo off Singapore’s coast despite concerns they could be refugees, in a sign of wariness...

December 12, 2012
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Friday, February 3, 2012
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World’s Most Valuable Wreck? Salvage Deal Struck

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our years ago a 43 pound cylindrical object broke the surface of the ocean for the first time in over 250 years and, in doing so, confirmed the fact that...

February 3, 2012
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Abandoned Cruise Ship Google Earth

The Dead Cruise Ship World Discoverer – Incident Photo of The Week

Built as the BEWA Discoverer in 1976, the vessel was sold to Adventure Cruises Inc. and renamed the World Discoverer. The ship was then put on a long term charter...

September 27, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011

10 Extraordinary Modern Shipwrecks

Merchant ships are a critical piece of worldwide movement of goods and materials around the world, and on occasion, they run into problems.  The following shipwrecks range from small-scale tragedies...

July 22, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Engineering News

NOAA, partners to search for ships lost in World War II off North Carolina

Photo of the tanker Ormidale, later renamed Bluefields, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1942 by German submarine U-576. (Credit: Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University)...

June 6, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dutch Navy Discovers Missing German WWI U-boat

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has located the wreck of the World War I German submarine U-106 off the coast of Terschelling in the Netherlands.  The submarine had been missing...

May 11, 2011
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gas company finds 12 shipwrecks in Baltic

STOCKHOLM – A gas company building an underwater pipeline in the Baltic Sea has found a dozen centuries-old shipwrecks – some of them unusually well preserved. The oldest wreck probably...

March 11, 2010
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shipwrecks That Capture Our Imaginations – according to MSNBC, anyway

Peter A Mello of points us to 10 shipwrecks that capture our imaginations… well MSNBC’s imaginations anyway.  As Peter put’s it, “not sure that these shipwrecks will capture your...

February 19, 2009
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Gold Fever – Let The Season Begin

The NYTimes reports:  The fever is contagious. Gold fever, that is. Symptoms? Unwavering optimism. ”Today’s the day,” legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher would say as he set out to sea...

June 9, 2008
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Edmund Fitzgerald – Remembering The Tragedy

Model by Wood Wings 50 Years ago today the most infamous vessel of the Great Lakes was launched. Farlane writes: It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon on June 7th, 1958,...

June 7, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Shipwrecks & Sea Disasters

Our favorite Picture Blog Dark Roasted Blend is running  a series titled: Shipwrecks & Sea Disasters Don’t miss it.  Here are but a few of their offerings: gCaptain also has...

May 1, 2008
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