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VIDEO: WW2 mine blown up off Scottish coast

Explosion underwater near coast.

PortandTerminal.com, December 3, 2020 A Second World War mine found by divers off the coast of Scotland has been detonated by the Royal Navy. EDINBURGH – An 80-year-old German mine discovered in the Firth of Clyde on Scotland’s west coast has been blown up. The mine was trawled by a marine research vessel and was found to contain 770 lbs …

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Israel receives its most advanced warship as Iran tensions rise

Warship. Oil rig

REUTERS, DECEMBER 2, 2020 JERUSALEM – Israel received its most advanced warship on Wednesday, describing the German-made vessel dubbed “Shield” as a bulwark for vulnerable Mediterranean gas rigs as tensions with Tehran soar over the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. The Saar-6 corvette that docked in Haifa port, and three of the same model to follow next year, …

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VIDEO: Spanish Customs Patrol Craft Goes Full Miami Vice

Screen Grab. Boat chasing another boat

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – We don’t have much background information on this video. From what we can see in the video, this Spanish Customs Surveillance Service’s high-speed interceptor boat team was extremely aggressive, using its own hull to stop the fleeing boat. The impact tore away the outboards and smashed the transom. The boat being pursued …

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Beyond Repair: Navy Will Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard

Navy ship on fire

PortandTerminal.com, November 30, 2020 SAN DIEGO – The Navy decided to scrap the amphibious assault ship that burned for nearly five days earlier this year, concluding after months of investigations that trying to rebuild and restore the ship would take too much money and too much industrial base capacity. Replacing the warship could cost as much as $4 billion, according …

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RESCUE VIDEO: Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 5 from sinking fishing vessel

Video of men in life raft being rescued

PortandTerminal.com, November 25, 2020 HOUSTON, TEXAS (USCG) — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel rescued 5 people Tuesday after their fishing vessel began taking on water and sinking approximately 180 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard 8th District command center watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert at 10:12 p.m. registered to the Miss …

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Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea

Satellite image of leaking oil tanker

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 25, 2020 “The Agrari was struck about one meter above the waterline and has suffered a breach,” TMS Tankers said in a statement. LONDON/DUBAI – An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, the ship’s manager said on Wednesday, in an attack confirmed by Saudi …

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CENSORED VIDEO: Chinese airport Covid scare sparks ‘chaotic’ mass testing

Screen Grab of hazmat suited police restraining mob

PortandTerminal.com, November 24, 2020 The videos below were all taken down by Monday morning on Chinese media. SHANGHAI – Chinese authorities do not mess around when it comes to containing COVID or negative coverage of the government. On Sunday night, the thousands of workers were forcibly contained within the airport’s parking garage for testing within a makeshift site, the South China …

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Missile attack on Saudi oil facility fails to disrupt supply

Screen Grab of oil storage tanks

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 24, 2020 JEDDAH (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday its domestic fuel supplies had not been affected by an attack the previous day by Yemen’s Houthi group on a petroleum products distribution plant in Jeddah, with operations resuming three hours after the event. The Iran-aligned Houthi forces said on Monday they had fired a missile at and …

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Escape from New York: COIVD Checkpoints at Key Bridges and Crossings

Movie poster

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 24, 2020 By Stacie Sherman for Bloomberg – New York City will have vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings, and will strictly enforce the travel quarantine, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said. The sheriff’s office will conduct spot checks when out-of-state buses drop riders off at the curb. Test and tracing teams will be on the ground to direct individuals …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “Sub Kill Shot”

Navy warship on horizon. Submarine periscope in foreground

PortandTerminal.com, November 14, 2020 “For every sailor who’s not in a submarine, submarines are real scary” HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is menacing. It was taken during war game manoeuvres in 2018 and shows the simulated “kill shot” of a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine sinking a British carrier. Had the scenario been real, the …

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