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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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Christian, Muslim symbols found in 7th-century shipwreck in Israel

Shipwreck

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2020 HAIFA, ISRAEL—Exploration of a 1,300-year-old shipwreck just off the coast of Israel is offering new insights into life in the region at a time of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule, according to a report from The Jerusalem Post. Researchers from the University of Haifa’s Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies began excavating the wreck in 2016. …

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Recovery Expedition to Titanic Sets Target Departure Date for 2021

Screen grab of underwater rover lighting up the Titanic Shipwreck

Company releases new custom deep-sea tooling strategy and imagery to successfully recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph from inside Titanic ATLANTA, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RMS Titanic, Inc., (RMST) announced today that it will conduct its ground-breaking rescue expedition to Titanic, nearly 109 years after its maiden voyage, to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph from inside Titanic, in late spring/early summer of 2021. RMST is …

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The Mallows Bay “Ghost Fleet” of Sunken Ships

Aerial view of Mallows Bay Ghost Fleet

PortandTerminal.com, July 17, 2020 NANJEMOY, MD – Mallows Bay is a small bay on the Maryland side of the Potomac River that is home to what is considered to be the “largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere”. The remains of more than 230 shipwrecks litter the shallow, tidal bay. Most are the remains of wooden steamships that date back to the first World War 1. Some of …

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Viking ship excavation begins in Norway. First excavation in 100 years

Viking ship at Museum

PortandTerminal.com, June 28, 2020 OSLO, NORWAY – Archaeologists in Norway have begun the first excavation of a Viking ship in more than a century. Archaeologists found the Viking ship grave in the Oslofjord region of south-east Norway, the same region in which the country’s other famous Viking ships were discovered more than 100 years ago. Excavation of the Gokstad Viking …

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VIDEO: What did they really look like? Roman boats rendered in realistic 3D

Ancient Roman fresco showing fishermen

PortandTerminal.com, June 25, 2020 A team of researchers from Italy and France has made realistic 3D reconstructions of three wooden boats from the ancient Roman port of Ostia. ROME – The Port of Ostia Antica was founded at the mouth of the Tiber in the 7th century BC by King Ancus Marciusto to protect Rome from attacks coming via the sea. Today the ancient …

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