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Video: Massive Pile Of Garbage On Beach In Honduras

Trash covering shoreline of beach

PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2020 100+ tons of garbage washed up on idyllic Caribbean beach in Honduras after anti-waste barrier failure in Guatemala  TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS – A large ‘tsunami’ of trash has hit a beach in the town of Omoa in northern Honduras leaving nightmare scenes of pristine tropical beaches blighted by piles of garbage. The Honduran government has sent an …

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VIDEO: Pod of Killer Whales Menace Sailboat

Pod of killer whales

PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2020 Last week we reported that there had been a series of killer whale attacks on sailboats along the coast of Spain and Portugal. Witnesses claimed that the attacks felt “totally orchestrated” by the whales. In one instance, a 46-foot delivery boat was surrounded by nine orcas off Cape Trafalgar in Spain. Velero Urki I informó a …

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270 Whales Stranded On Sandbar Off Australia’s Tasmania

Stranded pilot whales

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 SYDNEY (Reuters) – Marine biologists were planning the rescue of around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Monday. Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of …

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LEAKED VIDEO: Massive Waves Wash Away Vehicles on Road

Wave crashing onto road. Washing cars and buses away

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 High tide waves swept away vehicles on a road after crashing over a bank in eastern China yesterday. The video, filmed in the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province on September 20, shows huge waves brought by a tidal bore splashing onto a road next to a river and pushing back numerous vehicles. No casualties were …

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Leaked Video: Reverse Bungee? Pretty Cool Boat Stunt

Screen grab. Guy holding line. Boat. Bridge. Red arrow.

PortandTerminal.com, September 20, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – We’ve featured stunts in the past that have gone badly wrong. This isn’t one of those videos. These guys nail a stunt that looks like a reverse bungee from a boat. A+ for planning, teamwork and execution. Cirque de Soleil would be proud. Check it out. Other articles you may find interesting …

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9 people are still missing after Beirut port explosion

Smoke rises from the scene of the explosion in the seaport of Beirut

PortandTerminal.com, September 20, 2020 BEIRUT – The Lebanese army announced Saturday that nine people are still missing more than six weeks after last month’s explosion at the Port of Beirut. A military statement said that two Syrian nationals were among those still missing after the blast. Wounded people evacuate after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. …

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Tropical Storm Beta puts over 10M people under warnings

Man wades through flooded town following hurricane

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Tropical Storm Beta to drop a foot of rain in Texas and Louisiana (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beta was predicted to bring a foot of rain to parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana next week as the 24th named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season moves ashore on Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said. …

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“Biblical” like disaster as rare hurricane hits Mediterranean (VIDEO)

Boats washed up on shore. Mud.

PortandTerminal.com, September 18, 2020 ATHENS, GREECE – A rare Mediterranean hurricane — otherwise known as a “medicane” — has made landfall over Western Greece. Greek civil protection authorities have been put on maximum alert after the Mediterranean cyclone made landfall, battering the west of the country and many of its popular Ionian islands. The storm, named Ianos, hit Lefkada Island on …

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World War 2: Eighty Years After The Sinking Of A Ship Full Of Child Evacuees

PortandTerminal.com, September 17, 2020 On 17 September 1940, a German U-boat sank the City of Benares. Eighty-one children were killed. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Eighty years ago today, The City of Benares, aka the ‘Children’s Ship’, was carrying children fleeing Second World War Britain when it was torpedoed on September 17, 1940. This is their story. Children’s Overseas Reception Board London, …

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Leaked Video: This Is What 10,000 Ducks Cleaning A Rice Paddy Looks Like

Ducks

PortandTerminal.com, September 17, 2020 BANGKOK, THAILAND – Thousands of ducks have been set loose in rice paddies in Thailand for a regular clean-up that benefits rice and duck farmers alike. Drone footage captured the event in Nakhon Pathom, about an hour west of Bangkok, where 10,000 ducks stormed the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the …

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