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Flashback in Maritime History: Tanker “ATHOS I” oil spill (26 Nov. 2004) in Delaware river

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the evening of November 26, 2004, the 60,000 dwt tanker Athos I struck an uncharted nine-ton anchor on the river bed located...

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 - 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 ARCTIC sinking, claiming 300 lives 27 Sept 1854

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On September 27, 1854, while en route to New York from Liverpool, the SS Arctic collided with SS Vesta, a much...

Flashback in maritime history - MS Estonia sinking on 28 September 1994 claiming 852 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The sinking of the ferry vessel MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea is an accident that will haunt the maritime domain for long...

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...
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