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The first slice of the Golden Ray wreck cut and lifted onto barge (PHOTOS)

Section of car carrier being lifted onto a barge

PortandTerminal.com, November 29, 2020 BRUNSWICK, GA – Crews have finished cutting and lifting the first section of the wreck of the MV Golden Ray – its bow. Preparations are now underway for the section to be transported by barge. The car carrier has been lying on her side in shallow water since capsizing in St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia last …

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Fishing ship sinks off “Earth’s Remotest Island”. 62 crew abandon ship

Gough Island. Research vessel offshore

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2020 EDINBURGH OF THE SEVEN SEAS, TRISTAN DA CUNHA – The MFV Geo Searcher, a fishing vessel, sank after hitting a rock about a mile off of Gough Island in the South Atlantic. All 62 people aboard the vessel were forced to abandon ship and are sheltering at a weather station on Gough Island. MFV Geo Searcher off Tristan …

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Canada’s once proud, listing “Love Boat” to finally be removed

Ship leaning to its starboard side heavily at a port

PortandTerminal.com, October 13, 2020 BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – For the past 20 years, the HMCS Cormorant has sat abandoned at a small port in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, listing sadly to her starboard side as shown in the photo above. Last week the Canadian government announced that an end for the once-proud vessel is in sight. Following a competitive bidding process, …

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VIDEO: Eerie drone footage of abandoned “ghost ships” off Virginia coast

Aerial footage of decaying concrete ships

PortandTerminal.com, October 9, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The availability and affordability of high-quality drones is allowing photographers and video editors to give us amazing new views of our maritime world. A drone pilot has captured amazing footage of abandoned “ghost ships”, aka The Concrete Fleet, off the coast of Virginia. The first person view operated drone footage shows a …

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Maritime Image of the Day: The Mars Shipwreck (1564)

The Mars Shipwreck (1564)

PortandTerminal.com, October 3, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a photo of the 450-year-old Mars shipwreck which lies in almost 250 of water, 10 nautical miles north of the Swedish island of Öland. The photo is actually a composite of a number of photographs of the wreck that have been stitched together to form …

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Collision with a submarine? New clues in ferry sinking that killed 852 people

Ferry docked at port. Bow nose raised.

PortandTerminal.com, September 29, 2020 Did an Estonian ferry hit a submarine before it sank killing 852 people? | New wreck investigation finds 13-foot hole in hull caused by ‘massive external force’ STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – A total of 852 people drowned when the passenger and car ferry MS Estonia sank in Finnish waters in the early hours of September 28, 1994, …

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Family of crewman from sunken livestock carrier prepare private search

Livestock Carrier

PortandTerminal.com, September 17, 2020 The shipowner of the Gulf Livestock 1 has requested for a renewed search for survivors following pressure from the families of the missing seafarers. In an online news conference on Wednesday, family members of the missing pleaded for the search to continue and expand to focus on the number of uninhabited islands in the area where the ship …

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Nazi Warship Found in 1,600 Feet of Water Off Norway

Gun turrets of sunken ship

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 OSLO – The wreckage of a major German warship has been discovered off the coast of Norway some 80 years after it was sunk in a World War II battle, Norwegian power grid operator Statnett and a maritime archaeologist said. Identified this year from images and sonar scans of its hull and of details such as …

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VIDEO: Incredible 400-year old ship found in the Baltic Sea

Finnish divers discover well-preserved 17th century shipwreck

PortandTerminal.com, August 21, 2020 Previously unknown 17th-century shipwreck, astonishingly well preserved, discovered in Gulf of Finland | Ship believed to be a Dutch fluyt HELSINKI – Divers from Finland have accidentally uncovered a 400-year-old ship in the Baltic Sea. Lying in waters in the western Gulf of Finland, the largely intact vessel may have sunk in the early 1600s. The …

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