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Flashback in maritime history - Prestige sinking and oil spill – 19 November 2002 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 19 November 2002, the single-hull Aframax tanker PRESTIGE broke in two and sank in waters of the North Atlantic off the northwest coast...

Flashback in maritime history - Suez Canal opened to shipping 17 November 1869

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Suez Canal opened to shipping on 17 November 1869. Excavation of the Canal had taken ten years, using forced labor and rudimentary mechanical equipment. Construction...

Flashback in maritime history - Passenger ship SS Yarmouth Castle, fire and sinking – 13 Nov. 1965 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The steamship Yarmouth Castle was built in 1927 and was christened Evangeline. At that time Evangeline and Yarmouth, her sister ship, operated on the Boston to Yarmouth, NS route of...

Flashback in maritime history - Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975, loss of 29 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 10 November 1975, the laker Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with a loss of all 29 hands. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes,...

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...
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