Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Interesting

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 revealed in...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 364

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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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 of the Baltic Sea.  Scientists say...

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Interesting

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: 450

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: 928

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Maritime News

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 over a mile of water in...

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 15

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Maritime News

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 laden with antiquities, in what they say may...

October 11, 2018
Total Views: 16

Monday, September 24, 2018
Maritime News

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 have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with...

September 24, 2018
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Maritime News

Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank...

August 16, 2018
Total Views: 5

Thursday, July 19, 2018
News

Company Claims to Find Russian ‘Treasure Ship’ Amid Skepticism

By Josh Smith SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) – A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold “treasure” off the coast of...

July 19, 2018
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Maritime News

‘Lady Lex’ Found: Five Facts on the Discovery of the WW2 Warship USS Lexington

March 7 (Reuters) – The wreck of the USS Lexington, an American warship sunk in a Pacific naval battle during the Second World War, has been found by a team...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 41

Monday, October 30, 2017
News

Canadian Government Introduces Law to Address Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels

The Canadian Government has introduced legislation that would add additional pressure on shipowners to proactively deal with wrecked, abandoned or hazardous vessels in Canadian waters. The bill, known as the...

October 30, 2017
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
News

Colombia Moves Toward Salvaging Treasure from Sunken Spanish Galleon

BOGOTA, July 5 (Reuters) – Colombia is making progress towards salvaging a Spanish galleon carrying jewels and coins that sank more than 300 years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos said...

July 5, 2017
Total Views: 12

Friday, November 18, 2016
Maritime News

Dutch Hope Indonesia Will Help Solve Mystery of Missing WWII Battleships

By Anthony Deutsch and Fergus Jensen AMSTERDAM/JAKARTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch prime minister on Friday called the disappearance of the wreckage of several allied warships dating back to...

November 18, 2016
Total Views: 4

Monday, November 14, 2016
Interesting

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: 30

Friday, November 11, 2016
News

‘World’s Oldest Beer’ Brewed With Yeast from 18th Century Shipwreck

A team of scientists in Tasmania are claiming to have brewed the world’s oldest beer using yeast salvaged from an 18th century shipwreck. Led by Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery...

November 11, 2016
Total Views: 15

Monday, September 12, 2016
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“By Guess or by God:” Catastrophe In The Heart of the Sea

by Colin D. Dewey  In Nantucket, on Aug 5, 1819, the ship Essex: 87 feet at waterline, 238 tons, sailed.  The Essex, an old, tired, ship, began what was planned...

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 36

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Watch A Group Retirees Turned Shipwreck Explorers Find The Oldest Intact Commercial Sailing Vessel

On November 6th, 1803 the merchant sloop Washington was sailing Lake Ontario enroute from Kingston to Niagara, Canada with a full cargo when it foundered during a gale. Last week...

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 6

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
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Maritime News

New Images Reveal Famous San Francisco Shipwreck

Some new images are for the first time revealing the shipwreck remains of what many consider to be the worst maritime disaster in San Francisco history.

December 10, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Accidents

MV Rena Abandonment Decision Heads to Environment Court With Council’s Approval

The decision to abandon the wreckage of the former MV Rena containership from New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef will head to the country’s top Environment Court with the recommendation from local authorities...

November 6, 2014
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