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Flashback in Maritime History: Sinking of the HMS Birkenhead – 26 Feb 1852

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 26 February 1852, the troopship HMS BIRKENHEAD grounded at Danger Point, near Cape Town, South Africa. It was carrying about 400 British soldiers to...

Flashback in maritime history: RoRo Princess Victoria sinking, claiming 133 lives, 31 Jan 1953 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) MV Princess Victoria was one of the earliest roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries. Built in 1947, she operated from Stranraer (Scotland) to Larne. During a severe...

Flashback in maritime history: Sinking of M/V Wilhelm Gustloff (estimated 9,300 people lost) – 30 Jan 1945

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The M/V Wilhelm Gustloff was launched in 1937 as a German passenger vessel. Initially used for cruises in the Baltic, it was briefly converted to a...

Flashback in maritime history – Car ferry Tampo Mas II, fire and sinking 27 Jan 1981

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fire broke out on the Indonesian car ferry TampoMas II off Kalimantan. The official death toll was 431, but with many passengers unregistered or...

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...

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...

Maritime Loss Prevention: Guidance to Fire Safety on Ferries

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A fire is one of the most frightening things that can happen at sea. Often, seafarers have no ready access to shore emergency...

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...
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