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Flashback in maritime history - Princess Sophia sinking, claiming 364 lives 25 Oct. 1918

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Princess Sophia departed Skagway at 10:10 pm on October 23, 1918, three hours behind schedule. Captain Leonard Locke was at the helm, with over twenty-five...

Flashback in maritime history - World’s first submarine attack 6 Sept. 1776

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 6th Sept. 1776, during the US Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of ferry George Prince, with 76 lives lost 20 October 1976

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 20 October 1976, the ferry George Prince sank in the Mississippi River near Luling, Louisiana following a collision with the tankship Frosta. Of the 94 persons...

Flashback in Maritime history - SS Volturno sinking, claiming 136 lives 09 Oct. 1913

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SS Volturno was an ocean liner that burned and sank in the North Atlantic in October 1913. She was a Royal Line ship under charter to...

Flashback in maritime history - RENA oil spill 5th Oct 2011 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On October 5, 2011, an oil spill began off the coast of New Zealand that would become what many describe as the country's worst...

Flashback in maritime history - Hijacking of Achille Lauro 7 October 1985 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro when it was in the Mediterranean Sea...

Flashback in maritime history - MS Prinsendam fire and sinking 4 October 1980 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise ship Prinsendam was built in 1973 for Holland America Line. It was somewhat smaller than average size for its day, carrying about 350 passengers...

Flashback in maritime history - EL FARO sinking and the loss of 33 people on 1 Oct 2015 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EL FARO was a United States-flagged, combination roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo ship crewed by U.S. merchant mariners. She was lost at sea with all hands on October 1, 2015, after losing propulsion...

Flashback in maritime history - MS Estonia sinking on 28 September 1994 claiming 852 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The sinking of the ferry vessel MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea is an accident that will haunt the maritime domain for long...

Flashback in maritime history: Le Joola, Senegalese ferry capsized with death toll of nearly 2000, 26 Sept. 2002 (video)

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Senegalese government-owned ferry capsized off the coast of The Gambia on September 26, 2002, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,863 people. The...
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