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Flashback in maritime history: Ocean Ranger oil Rig disaster 15 Feb 1982

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During the winter of 1982, the world’s largest mobile offshore drilling unit, the Ocean Ranger, was drilling for oil off the Newfoundland coast....

Flashback in maritime history: Sinking of SS Marine Electric, 12 February 1983 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The SS Marine Electric sank during a storm in the North Atlantic on 12 February 1983. Of the 34 crew members on board, three...

Flashback in maritime history – Taiping collision, sinking 27 Jan 1949, 1500 fatalities

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On January 27, 1949 the Chinese steamer Taiping sank after a collision with another vessel en route to Taiwan leading to the deaths of over 1500...

Flashback in maritime history – Car ferry Tampo Mas II, fire and sinking 27 Jan 1981

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fire broke out on the Indonesian car ferry TampoMas II off Kalimantan. The official death toll was 431, but with many passengers unregistered or...

Flashback in Maritime History – the “Cimbria” disaster 19 Jan 1883 – the Story of the “German Titanic”

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Until the “Titanic” sank in 1912, the tragedy of the Hapag steamship “Cimbria” was regarded as the largest civilian maritime disaster of all...

Flashback in maritime history – Norman Atlantic ferry fire on 28 Dec. 2014

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) MS Norman Atlantic is a roll-on/roll-off passenger (ROPAX) ferry owned by the Italian ferry company Visemar di Navigazione. The ferry was chartered by ANEK Lines from December 2014. On...

Flashback in maritime history – The Wrecks of HMS St. George and HMS Defence, 24 Dec. 1811

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The two warships, the HMS St. George and the HMS Defence, both part of the British Baltic fleet, ran aground and were lost outside Thorsminde at the...

Flashback in maritime history – Philippine ferry MV Dona Paz collision, sinking and death toll of 4,386 people – 20 Dec 1987

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital...

Flashback in maritime history – MV Salem Express sinking 17 Dec 1991, loss of 1200 lives (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The ‘Salem Express’ was launched in France in 1966 under the name ‘Fred Scamaroni’ and was a roll-on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers in the Mediterranean....

Flashback in maritime history – Loss of tanker Argo Merchant, 15 December 1976

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 December 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The tanker...
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