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Maritime Image of the Day: Can you spot the person?

Aerial photo of the Faroe Islands

PortandTerminal.com, February 23, 2021 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a stunning photograph of the Faroe Islands taken by Nigel Danson, a landscape photographer and filmmaker from the UK. The scale of Danson’s image is breathtaking. Believe it or not, if you look very closely you can just see a person standing in the photo. …

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VIDEO: Stunning video shows ship sinking after crashing into bridge

Ship sinking at foot of bridge. Rescue craft.

PortandTerminal.com, February 20, 2021 SANTIAGO, CHILE – A stunning video has surfaced that shows a catamaran “Tornagaleones” sinking after crashing into a bridge being constructed over a canal in Chile. Click here for a redirect if you experience video playback issues. The exact cause of the incident is still unknown but there are reports that the engine on the catamaran …

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Russia’s desolate and abandoned Aniva lighthouse sinks into the sea

Abandoned lighthouse

PortandTerminal.com, February 14, 2021 MOSCOW – In 1939 the Japanese built the nine-story Aniva lighthouse on a tiny island off of the extreme southernmost tip of Sakhalin. At the time of its construction, the Aniva lighthouse was in Japanese territory, although that is no longer the case. Claimed by both Japan and Russia, control of Sakhalin flip-flopped between the two …

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Maritime Image of the Day: Dutch Canal Skaters

Windmills. Skaters. Frozen canal

PortandTerminal.com, February 14, 2021 AMSTERDAM – This week a blast of Arctic air hit the Netherlands sending temperatures plummeting and causing some of the country’s famous canals to freeze over. Many welcomed the rare opportunity to put on their skates and enjoy some fresh air amid coronavirus restrictions. Happily, Dutch photographer Rick Bekker was on-hand to capture the moment. Little …

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Watch As Sailors Complete Terrifying Naval Exercise In 90 Mph Winds On Rough Southern Ocean

Rough sea. Small boat

PortandTerminal.com, February 12, 2021 Click here for a redirect if you experience video playback problems A group of British Royal Navy sailors braved winds as strong as 90 mph to complete a terrifying training exercise on the Southern Ocean. Footage from February 1 shows a small patrol boat navigating its way over rough waves whipped up by extremely strong winds. …

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Maritime Image of the Day: Salt Sheds in Syracuse (1908)

Salt sheds, Syracuse, New York; from a c. 1908 postcard.

PortandTerminal.com, February 9, 2021 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day features a postcard showing salt being produced in Syracuse, New York in 1908. In the mid-1800s, Syracuse was America’s salt production capital. In fact, at one time, most of the salt used in the United States came from Syracuse. So important was the industry that it …

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Widow of murdered shipmaster desperate to prove his death

Woman holding photo of a ship officer

REUTERS, FEBRUARY 8, 2021 (Reuters) – A year after a Colombian oil tanker captain was murdered by Venezuela’s military, his widow says she still cannot claim his pension to support their two sons as the Venezuelan government refuses to authenticate his death certificate. Jaime Herrera, 59, was shot dead on board the tanker in February 2020 by officers tasked with …

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VIDEO: Sea lions hitch a ride on ship’s bulbous bow

Screen grab. Bulbous bow of ship. Sea lions

PortandTerminal.com, February 8, 2021 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – This is the amazing moment a group of sea lions hitched a ride on the bulbous bow of a ship in Australia. The marine mammals were seated at the front tip of the bow off the coast of Melbourne on December 31. Crewmember Shane Sofranes said the clever wild animals don’t want to …

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