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Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: Rare Photographs & Video

A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II. Two men can be seen on the superstructure, upper center. The mast of the USS Tennessee is beyond the burning West Virginia. (AP Photo)

PortandTerminal.com, December 6, 2020 OAHU, HAWAII – This December 7th is the 79th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack and bombing of Pearl Harbor – the event that drew America into the Second World War. The Pearl Harbor attack killed 2,403 Americans — about the same number who die daily now in this country 79 years later from COVID-19. As …

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Will Oil Become a Weapon of Choice for Iran?

Photo of an oil refinery

Bloomberg, January 5, 2020 (Bloomberg Opinion) – Events in 2019 served as a reminder for just how vulnerable the world’s oil supply is, and Iran was usually blamed as the culprit for attacks on ships, pipelines and processing plants in the Middle East. But the knock-on effects blew over quickly in a world that appeared oblivious to the geopolitics of oil. Now …

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What was Dazzle Camouflage and did it work?

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2019 Camouflage is usually about blending in, but some of the most unusual camouflage during World War I wasn’t designed to do that. Instead of attempting to hide a ship, the goal was to conceal the ship’s course through flashy misdirection. LONDON – In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-distracting painted patterns called dazzle. The …

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Oil tankers attacked again in the Gulf of Oman

PortandTerminal.com, June 13, 2019 UPDATE (12:24 local time in Tehran): Iran’s state-run media agency IRNA says one of the two stricken oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has sunk. Two oil tankers came under attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, forcing their crews to abandon ship and setting at least one vessel ablaze, a month after four tankers …

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