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Sweden to allow underwater investigation of Estonia wreck site

Artist's depiction of the Estonia ferry caught in severe weather before its sinking

REUTERS, DECEMBER 18, 2020 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden said on Friday it would allow an underwater examination of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic 26 years ago with the loss of 852 lives, after a documentary film showed previously unknown holes in the wreck’s hull. The official investigation concluded in 1997 that the roll-on, roll-off ferry’s bow shield …

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Nazi Enigma code machine found in Baltic Sea by divers

Diver discovering WW2 Enigma code machine underwater

PortandTerminal.com, December 5, 2020 BERLIN – German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine. The legendary code machine was discovered last month during a search for abandoned fishing nets in the …

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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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