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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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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


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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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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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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Coal mine in Serbia gives up new Roman shipwreck

Man looking at shipwreck

REUTERS, MAY 29, 2020 BELGRADE – As the sun sank over a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Serbia earlier this month, a small crane eased the front half of a Roman ship from the steep sides of the pit. An excavator cutting through the coal-rich soil had pulled out some muddy timber weeks before, but coronavirus restrictions had meant …

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US millionaire who bought famous Lusitania shipwreck torpedoed in 1915, dies at 91

Black and white photo of steamship Lusitania

PortandTerminal.com, May 21, 2020 CORK, IRELAND – US businessman Gregg Bemis, the owner of the famous Lusitania shipwreck which was torpedoed and sunk off Cork, Ireland has died in New Mexico aged almost 92. After it’s sinking, the wreck was originally claimed by the Liverpool & London War Risks Insurance Association who later sold it to a navy diver John Light …

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