No Oil Found Aboard Sunken WWII Tanker

After 11 days of survey and sampling using both the latest in technology and physical sampling, no oil remains were found on the sunken World War II tanker, SS Montebello. An on-scene assessment conducted by the Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response of the tanker, which happens to be located just miles from … [Read more...]

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world's second-largest intentionally sunk artificial reef. The vessel was originally built during WWII for troop transport but wikipedia sheds light on her subsequent, more interesting, mission: … [Read more...]

Discovery of the HMS Victory – Video

If you have been following the news for the past two weeks, you must have read about the discovery of the HMS Victory, the legendary British warship that went down in the English Channel over 250 years ago without a trace.  Here is a great video from the Discovery Channel explaining the find and the key identifiers pointing towards the HMS … [Read more...]

Ship Launching on Yokohama Fenders?

MarineBuzz brings us photos of the M/V Bohai Challenge, being launched on what appears to be Yokohama Fenders (official they're not Yokohamas). They tell us; Qingdao Yongtai shipping supplies co.,ltd has come out with a novel product called Intense pneumatic tire for ship lifting, loading and floating. These highstrength pneumatic tubes are useful in cargo boat launching and … [Read more...]