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NAVIGATION: Vasco da Gama’s 1503 astrolabe found in shipwreck

PortandTerminal.com, July 7, 2019 Mariner’s astrolabe recovered from shipwreck is the world’s oldest. The navigational device comes from the wreck of the Esmerelda, part of Vasco da Gama’s fleet that sunk off the coast of Oman in 1503 OMAN – While searching for shipwreck remains near Oman in the Arabian Sea in 2014, divers discovered an unusual metal disk that has …

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Ship drug bust nets 3.3 tons of cocaine

PortandTerminal.com, February 19, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal – Spanish police working in collaborations with Portuguese counterparts have busted a drug-smuggling gang that used ocean-going cargo ships to transport narcotics, arrested 11 gang members and seized 3.3 tons of high-grade cocaine after raiding a vessel off Portugal, a statement said Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to …

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