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Flashback in maritime history: Sinking of M/V Sewol, on 16 April 2014

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) M/V Sewol  was a ferry that was built by the Japanese company Hayashikane Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd in 1994. She could carry 921...

Flashback in maritime history - Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715 fatal encounter with a hurricane

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 31 July 1715 a hurricane strikes the east coast of Florida, sinking 10 Spanish treasure ships and killing nearly 1,000...

Flashback in maritime history: The “Black Tom Island” incident, 30 July 1916

The “Black Tom Island” incident occurred on Sunday, 30 July 1916. German saboteurs ignited a fire at the munitions-loading facility in Jersey City, across...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of SS La Bourgogne, 4 July 1898 with the loss of 549 lives

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique...

Flashback in maritime history - Andrea Doria/Stockholm collision – 25 July 1956 (video)

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Swedish passenger ship Stockholm and the Italian passenger ship Andrea Doria collided on the edge of a heavy fog bank off Nantucket on 25 July 1956. The Andrea Doria sank...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of the passenger vessel SS Eastland on the Chicago River, 24 July 1915 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thousands of horrified onlookers witnessed Chicago’s most deadly disaster on the morning of July 24, 1915. Warehouse workers along the Chicago River shouted, “Look out,...

Flashback in Maritime History: Tankers carrying Dry cargo

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over the years, hundreds of tankers were employed in the grain trades. The first oceangoing steamer designed and built to carry oil in bulk...

Infographic: The evolution of ship propulsion

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The first advanced mechanical means of marine propulsion was the marine steam engine, introduced in the early 19th century. During the 20th century it was...

Merchants, mariners and mavericks Lloyd’s Agents, the first 200 years

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Throughout time, every country, every community, every business and every home has needed insurance in one form or another. Society could not function...

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...
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