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Flashback in maritime history – Taiping collision, sinking 27 Jan 1949, 1500 fatalities

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On January 27, 1949 the Chinese steamer Taiping sank after a collision with another vessel en route to Taiwan leading to the deaths of over 1500...

Lloyd’s Register – It all started with a cup of coffee

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A brief history of Lloyd’s Register: To turn back to 1760 is to realise just how much the world has changed since Lloyd’s Register...

Flashback in Maritime History – the “Cimbria” disaster 19 Jan 1883 – the Story of the “German Titanic”

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Until the “Titanic” sank in 1912, the tragedy of the Hapag steamship “Cimbria” was regarded as the largest civilian maritime disaster of all...

Flashback in maritime history - Costa Concordia grounding, sinking and 32 fatalities, 13 Jan 2012

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 13 January 2012 at 21:45, Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio. This tore open a 50 m (160 ft)...

Flashback in maritime history – The Afrique passenger ship sinking with 575 fatalities, 12 Jan 1920

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Afrique was a passenger ship of the French shipping company Compagnie des Chargeurs Réunis, which from 1908 to 1920, traded between French territories of French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, and Post of Bordeaux in the...

Flashback in maritime history – Norman Atlantic ferry fire on 28 Dec. 2014

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) MS Norman Atlantic is a roll-on/roll-off passenger (ROPAX) ferry owned by the Italian ferry company Visemar di Navigazione. The ferry was chartered by ANEK Lines from December 2014. On...

Flashback in maritime history - The Wrecks of HMS St. George and HMS Defence, 24 Dec. 1811

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The two warships, the HMS St. George and the HMS Defence, both part of the British Baltic fleet, ran aground and were lost outside Thorsminde at the...

Flashback in maritime history - Philippine ferry MV Dona Paz collision, sinking and death toll of 4,386 people – 20 Dec 1987

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital...

Flashback in maritime history - MV Salem Express sinking 17 Dec 1991, loss of 1200 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The ‘Salem Express’ was launched in France in 1966 under the name ‘Fred Scamaroni’ and was a roll-on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers in the Mediterranean....

Flashback in maritime history - Loss of tanker Argo Merchant, 15 December 1976

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 December 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The tanker...
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