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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...

Flashback in maritime history - The Wrecks of HMS St. George and HMS Defence, 24 Dec. 1811

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The two warships, the HMS St. George and the HMS Defence, both part of the British Baltic fleet, ran aground and were lost outside Thorsminde at the...

Flashback in maritime history - Philippine ferry MV Dona Paz collision, sinking and death toll of 4,386 people – 20 Dec 1987

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital...

Flashback in maritime history - MV Salem Express sinking 17 Dec 1991, loss of 1200 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The ‘Salem Express’ was launched in France in 1966 under the name ‘Fred Scamaroni’ and was a roll-on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers in the Mediterranean....

Flashback in maritime history - Loss of tanker Argo Merchant, 15 December 1976

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 December 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The tanker...

Flashback in Maritime history: SS Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax 6 Dec 1917 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Halifax Explosion was caused when two ships collided in the narrowest part of Halifax Harbor on the morning of Thursday, December 6, 1917. The...

Flashback in Maritime history - Mystery of SV Mary Celeste, 4 December 1872 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 4th of December 1872, the US brigantine Mary Celeste, en route from New York to Genoa, was discovered abandoned and deserted off...

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...
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