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Maritime Image of the Day: The Lun Ekranoplan

Lun Ekranoplan in Caspian sea

PortandTerminal.com, November 11, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a photo of the remains of an old Soviet military craft called “The Ekranoplan”. The image was taken by Lana Sator (@LanaSator) in July 2020 and shows an example of the craft that is currently beached in the Caspian Sea and taking on water.  The ekranoplan was …

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FOR SALE: Former SOVIET spy ship converted into luxury superyacht

PortandTerminal.com, June 21, 2020 Cold War espionage is not often linked to superyachts, but a Russian spy boat is exactly how 226-foot Olivia started out in life. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A 225-foot Russian navy ship was converted into a luxury ice-class superyacht named Olivia and is now on sale for nearly $27 million with Burgess Yachts. The navy ship was first assembled …

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Why did the Aral Sea dry up and disappear?

In less than a century, humanity destroyed the Aral Sea. What happened? PortandTerminal.com, August 9, 2019 The Aral Sea was actually never a sea at all. It was an immense lake, a body of freshwater with an area of 68,000 km2. To put that into context, that’s only 17% smaller than Lake Superior, the second largest body of fresh water in the world. At one time the …

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