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Saturday, May 11, 2024
An oil painting of the explosion of the San José during a 1708 battle off Cartagana, Colombia. Image: Creative Commons
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Indigenous Groups Claim Stake In Sunken Spanish Ship, Cargo Off Colombia

By Emma Pinedo MADRID, May 10 (Reuters) – Members of three South American indigenous communities have asked Spain and UNESCO to declare a

May 11, 2024
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Saturday, July 29, 2023
Wreck Of An Ancient Roman Cargo Ship Found Off Rome’s Coast
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Wreck Of An Ancient Roman Cargo Ship Found Off Rome’s Coast

ROME, (Reuters) – The wreck of an ancient Roman cargo ship from more than 2,000 years ago has been found off the coast near Rome, the arts squad of

July 29, 2023
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Sunday, July 2, 2023
Divers from Valencia University map and assess the state of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician vessel that is submerged 60 meters from the beach of Mazarron, Spain, June 20, 2023. Jose A Moya/Regional Government of Murcia/Handout via REUTERS
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Spanish Archaeologists Plan Rescue Of 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck

MADRID, (Reuters) – A group of Spanish archaeologists have made detailed diagrams of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician shipwreck to help work out how best to

July 2, 2023
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Saturday, April 22, 2023
Discovery Of WW2 Shipwreck Ends Australia’s  ‘Tragic’ Maritime Chapter
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Discovery Of WW2 Shipwreck Ends Australia’s ‘Tragic’ Maritime Chapter

SYDNEY, April 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Defence Minister Richard Marles said on Saturday that the wreck of a Japanese merchant ship,

April 22, 2023
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Monday, April 17, 2023
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Shipwrecks: Mystery Of Missing Great Lakes Lumber Company Fleet Solved

For more than 30 years, researchers have been exploring the depths of Lake Superior in search of vessels lost to time. The area off the coast of Grand Marais,

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 14129

Monday, January 23, 2023
New Probe Into Estonia Ferry Sinking Reveals Construction Flaws
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New Probe Into Estonia Ferry Sinking Reveals Construction Flaws

By Andrius Sytas Jan 23 (Reuters) – A new investigation into the sinking of ferry Estonia that claimed 852 lives in 1994 revealed flaws in its bow

January 23, 2023
Total Views: 4436

Sunday, November 27, 2022
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor
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Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
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Friday, August 19, 2022
Low Water on Danube River Reveals Sunken WW2 Warships
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Low Water on Danube River Reveals Sunken WW2 Warships

By Fedja Grulovic PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its

August 19, 2022
Total Views: 6778

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Ernest Shackleton's ship "Endurance," Stern
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Extreme Heat Uncovers Lost Villages, Ancient Ruins and Shipwrecks

By Kevin Simauchi (Bloomberg) –Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly,

August 13, 2022
Total Views: 11671

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
NOAA Discovers 207-Year-Old Whaling Ship Lost in Gulf of Mexico
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NOAA Discovers 207-Year-Old Whaling Ship Lost in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday the discovery of a 207-year-old whaling ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship,

March 23, 2022
Total Views: 9073

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Case Against Filmmakers Accused of Disturbing Estonia Wreck to Be Tried Again
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Case Against Filmmakers Accused of Disturbing Estonia Wreck to Be Tried Again

STOCKHOLM, Feb 15 (Reuters) – A Swedish appeal court ordered on Tuesday that a district court try again a case against two film makers accused of

February 15, 2022
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
New Look At Estonia Shipwreck Raises Questions About What Caused the Sinking
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New Look At Estonia Shipwreck Raises Questions About What Caused the Sinking

STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Rock on the seabed may have gouged previously unknown holes in the hull of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic Sea

November 16, 2021
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Friday, October 15, 2021
Shipwreck of Famed US Revenue Cutter Bear Located Off Nova Scotia
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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

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 4022

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Newly Discovered Hull Damage NOT to Blame for 1994 ‘Estonia’ Ferry Disaster, Report Says
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Newly Discovered Hull Damage NOT to Blame for 1994 ‘Estonia’ Ferry Disaster, Report Says

VILNIUS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – An Estonian ferry disaster that killed 852 people in 1994 was probably not caused by hull damage to the vessel that was first

October 21, 2020
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
400-year-old shipwreck discovered in baltic
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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

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 243

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Review: Disasters at Sea — Deadly Neglect,  the Loss of the Marine Electric
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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.

February 13, 2019
Total Views: 1725

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
marine electric
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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

February 12, 2019
Total Views: 3007

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
world's oldest intact shipwreck
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Oldest Intact Shipwreck Known to Man Discovered in Black Sea

An international team scientists led by researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK have discovered the world’s oldest intact shipwreck lying in

October 24, 2018
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Shipwrecks Found in Greek Waters Tell Tale of Ancient Trade Routes
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Shipwrecks Found in Greek Waters Tell Tale of Ancient Trade Routes

By Vassilis Triandafyllou and Idyli Tsakiri FOURNI, Greece, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many

October 11, 2018
Total Views: 79

Monday, September 24, 2018
400-Year-Old Shipwreck ‘Discovery of Decade’ for Portugal
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400-Year-Old Shipwreck ‘Discovery of Decade’ for Portugal

By Catarina Demony CASCAIS, Portugal, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Archaeologists searching Portugal’s coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to

September 24, 2018
Total Views: 41
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