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Infographic: 50 years of Container Ship growth

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Container ship safety is under the spotlight with ever-increasing ship sizes, as evidenced by the January 2015 inauguration of the world’s largest container...

Flashback in maritime history - Toya Maru Japanese ferry sinking, resulting in 1500 deaths, 26 Sept. 1954

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Tōya Maru was a Japanese train ferry constructed by the Japanese National Railways which sank during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese...

Flashback in maritime history - Fire on SS Morro Castle on 8 September 1934 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger/cargo ship SS Morro Castle caught fire and burned on 8 September 1934, while on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to New York. The origin...

10 Groundbreaking Early Submarines

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Starting from an oar-powered prototype to the original U.S. Navy submarine, here are ten "undersea vehicles" that were among the first in history...

Flashback in maritime History - Magellan’s expedition circumnavigates globe 6 Sept. 1522 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) One of Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships–the Vittoria–arrives at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, thus completing the first circumnavigation of the world. The Vittoria...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of SS Princess Alice on the river Thames, resulting in 650 deaths, 03 Sept. 1878 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice was built in 1865. It operated primarily as an excursion steamer on the River Thames, carrying sightseers from London to...

Flashback in Maritime History - Sinking of SS Metis – 30 August 1872

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During a rainstorm, the passenger vessel SS Metis, with approximately 242 passengers and crew on board collided with the schooner Nettie Cushing at about 4...

Flashback in maritime history - MV Windoc-Allanburg Bridge allision 11 Aug 2001 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 11 August 2001, the motor vessel Windoc and the Allanburg Bridge suffered an allision. Ship-bridge allisions are quite rare. The Allanburg Bridge (also referred to as Bridge...

Quarantine - where does the word come from?

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thanks to the coronavirus, the word “quarantine” is popping up with increased frequency in news reports and daily conversations. But where does the...

Flashback in maritime history: Adoption of OPA 90 in USA – 18 August 1990

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 18 August 1990, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted into law in the USA. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled...
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