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27/10/2014 Lee Joon-seok should be sentenced to death
South Korea ferry disaster: prosecutors seek death penalty for captain Prosecution tells court Lee Joon-seok should be sentenced to death after more than 300 killed in capsized ferry The Guardian, Monday 27 October 2014 08.05 GMT South Korea prosecutors demanded the death penalty for Lee Joon-seok, captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives. South Korea prosecutors demanded the death penalty for Lee Joon-seok, captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives. South Korean prosecutors have sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them schoolchildren, dead or missing in a trial of 15 crew who escaped the vessel before it sank. Lee Joon-seok, 68, who has been charged with homicide, should be sentenced to death for failing to carry out his duty, the prosecution told the court, resting its case in a trial that has taken place amid intense public anger towards the crew. Lee was among 15 accused of abandoning the sharply listing ferry after telling the passengers to stay put in their cabins. Four, including the captain, face homicide charges. The rest face lesser charges, including negligence. A three-judge panel is expected to announce its verdicts in November. No formal pleas have been made but Lee has denied intent to kill. Several defendants have been sentenced to death in South Korea in recent years but there have been no executions since 1997. “Lee supplied the cause of the sinking of the Sewol … he has the heaviest responsibility for the accident,” the lead prosecutor in the case, Park Jae-eok, said. “We ask that the court sentence him to death.” The prosecutors sought life sentences for the other three charged with homicide, and prison terms varying from 15 to 30 years for the rest. The Sewol capsized and sank on a routine voyage on 16 April, triggering an outpouring of nationwide grief and sharp criticism of the government of President Park Geun-hye for its handling of the rescue operation. The crew members on trial have said they thought it was the coastguard’s job to evacuate passengers. Video footage of their escape triggered outrage, especially after survivors testified they repeatedly told passengers to stay put.

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more info: theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/27/south-korea-ferry-disaster-prosecutors-death..website
related wrecks:  Sewol MV (+2014)
ref. used: 
 Internet Archive
entered: M.K.
category: legal, law, crime
22/10/2014 German Uboat U-576 found off Cape Hatteras
 
A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. The German sub, the U-576, was found at the bottom of the Atlantic 30 miles off Cape Hatteras and just 240 yards from an American merchant ship, the merchant tanker Bluefields, which was part of a 24-ship U.S. convoy heading from Virginia to Key West, Florida, on July 14, 1942.
more info: cnn.com/2014/10/21/us/north-carolina-u-boat-wreck/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
related wrecks:  U-576 (+1942), Bluefields MV (+1942)
entered: Allen Tony
category: archaeology, discovery
15/10/2014 iOS8 & wrecksite

Two members have reported severe problems with the wrecksite after upgrading their computer/iPhone/iPad to iOS8 and using Safari as browser.

Some of the issues reported:
1) charts can not be clicked anymore
2) textboxes have become invisible, making it impossible to login.

We are looking at a possible solution, but for the time being, we advise not to update to iOS8, if there is no urgent need.

Anyone able to help solve this problem is welcome, as we are in shortage of time.


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entered: Lettens Jan
category: wrecksite
11/10/2014 Tides 2015 ready
 
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 UK Hydrographic Office
entered: Lettens Jan
category: wrecksite
13/09/2014 Franklin expedition ship pieces believed discovered in Arctic
 
Franklin expedition ship pieces believed discovered in Arctic Search by Parks Canada and partners for long-lost 19th-century Northwest Passage expedition started in 2008 CBC News Posted: Sep 08, 2014 7:16 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 09, 2014 7:08 AM ET An archeology team has discovered pieces from the long-lost 19th-century Franklin expedition ships — "the first discovery" of its kind in modern times, the government of Nunavut announced on Monday. Franklin expedition ship An iron fitting from a Royal Navy ship, identified as part of a boat-launching davit and bearing two broad arrows, was found on an island in the southern search area. (Douglas Stenton, Government of Nunavut) "A wooden object, possibly a plug for a deck hawse, the iron pipe through which the ship’s chain cable would descend into the chain locker below, was also discovered." Archeologist Doug Stenton headed the three-member team from the Nunavut government that found the items on an island in the Queen Maud Gulf near Nunavut's King William Island on Sept. 1. "The iron fitting was lying on the shore, adjacent to a rock, a large rock, and the wooden artifact was a bit farther away, a bit farther from the shoreline," Stenton told CBC News. Franklin expedition ships A close-up reveals the Royal Navy broad arrows stamped at the base of the davit heel. The number 12 is also visible. (Douglas Stenton, Government of Nunavut) In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 128 sailors embarked from England to find the Northwest Passage aboard the ships Erebus and Terror. Search parties later recorded Inuit testimony that claimed one ship sank in deep water west of King William Island and one ship went perhaps as far south as Queen Maud Gulf or into Wilmot and Crampton Bay. 'Exciting and significant' Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna congratulated the archeological team, made up of experts from Nunavut, the federal government and private partners. “Congratulations to Nunavut’s archeological team for uncovering this important element of our territory’s history," Taptuna said. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who is also the MP for Nunavut, told CBC News the discovery was both "significant" and "exciting." She applauded the government of Nunavut's efforts in finding pieces from what she deemed "the most sought-after shipwreck in Canadian history, if not the world." "This is huge news for the history buffs out there, it's great news for Canadian arctic history, for people in the Arctic — and it's exciting, it's just very exciting. I commend the Nunavut government team for their contribution to this effort," Aglukkaq said. Andrew Campbell, the vice president for Parks Canada, told CBC News the pieces were found on Hat Island, located south west of King William Island. Campbell said a team of experts is in the process of analyzing the pieces. Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service first started searching for the ill-fated Franklin expedition ships in 2008.
more info: cbc.ca/news/politics/franklin-expedition-ship-pieces-believed-discovered-in-ar..website
related wrecks:  Terror HMS (+1848), Erebus HMS (+1848)
ref. used: 
 Cbc News Television
entered: M.K.
category: archaeology, discovery
13/09/2014 Philippines search for survivors after ferry sinks
The MV Maharlika II ferry sank north-west off Panaon Island, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says. She was carrying 84 passengers and crew and sank in bad weather. An order to abandon ship was given at around 21:20 (13:20 GMT) 09/13/2004 after the vessel encountered strong winds and huge waves, coast guard officials say. Rescue boats had trouble reaching survivors because of the "huge waves," a spokesman for the council, Mina Marasigan, told AFP news agency.

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more info: bbc.com/news/world-asia-29193653
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  bbc.co.uk
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
09/09/2014 Fabled Franklin Arctic ship found
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One of two British explorer Sir John Franklin ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Canada's prime minister says. The loss of the ships prompted one of largest searches in history, running from 1848 to 1859.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29131757
related wrecks:  Erebus HMS (+1848), Terror HMS (+1848)
ref. used: 
 BBC
entered: Lettens Jan
category: archaeology, discovery
23/08/2014 Major Update British Charts
At this time, wrecksite is updating about 800 charts from the British Islands to their newest Revision. Most of the updated charts show more colours for depth contours, buoys and lighthouse directions. Some of the Belgian, French and Netherlands maps will be updated as well. All of this work will be done by Jan Lettens.

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23/08/2014 Major Updates South-Africa & Namibia
The wrecksite is now updating the South-African and Namibian maps with Fedde Van Den Bosch's wreck database, for which we have been fiven permission to take over. The updates include many new historic ships, south-african trawlers and other vessels not listed before in wrecksite. These updates are being done by Nico Vleggeert and Jan Lettens.

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20/08/2014 USS Houston wreck found in Java Sea
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 US Navy Photo
The US Navy has confirmed a wreck found on the bottom of the Java Sea is the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese in World War Two. The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors and marines, the Navy said. US and Indonesian divers discovered evidence that pieces of the hull and unexploded ordnance had been removed. The site is a popular underwater dive spot, and officials are co-ordinating its conservation. "In my discussions with our Indonesian navy partners, they share our sense of obligation to protect this and other gravesites," Adm Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said in a statement. The Houston, nicknamed "the Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast", sank during the Battle of Sunda Strait on 28 February 1942. Its commanding officer, Capt Albert Rooks, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest US military decoration, for extraordinary heroism during the battle. All 1,068 sailors and marines on board were presumed dead after the sinking. But when the war ended in 1945, 291 sailors and marines who survived the sinking and three years in prisoner of war camps were repatriated to the US. US officials laid a wreath at the site in June to commemorate the loss of the ship, but it was only on Monday that the Navy's History and Heritage Command confirmed the wreck was consistent with the sunken warship.
more info: bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28857195
related wrecks:  Houston USS (CA-30) [+1942]
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 BBC News
entered: Allen Tony
category: archaeology, discovery
19/08/2014 Puerto Natales Ferry Wreck
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 T-Online.De
Puerto Natales, Chile: Approximately 50 kilometers from the port town of Puerto Natales ran a ferry on base. Passengers and crew members who survived the capsizing of its ferry unharmed. The ship was, according to media reports on Monday (local time) capsized in the south of the country - 50 kilometers away from Puerto Natales. The accident was caused by the wreck by an underwater obstacle that tore a hole in the hull. In addition to the 17 passengers are 28 crew members were on board. They all survived the capsizing of the boat unharmed. The accident occurred about 3000 kilometers south of the capital Santiago de Chile, near the Strait of Magellan.
more info: t-online.de/fotografie/id_18045204/tid_embedded/sid_43385764/si_2/fotografie-b..website
related wrecks:  Amadeo I MV (+2014)
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ref. used: 
  navimag.com
entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
06/08/2014 Costa Concordia Captain gives lessons at University
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The Francesco Schettino after his summer parties in Italy started to give lessons for Italian Students in La Sapienza Rome University, 2 h class, about how to control Panic aboard a ship using 3D Virtual Model Ship at his presentation.
more info: independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/costa-concordia-captain-francesco-schettin..website
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
ref. used: 
  abc.net.au
entered: M.K.
category: fair, exposition, conference
06/08/2014 Spanish Navy training ship the Juan Sebastian de Elcano carries 130 Kg Cocaine
 
Spain catches navy ship ferrying cocaine to New York. Ship went from Cartagena to New York with drug aboard, dropped some 20 Kg in New York city, traveled to Hamburg in a visit of 5 days with open doors and finally at Cadiz has gotten. Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from a Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped some off in New York. A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested July 12 when the ship returned to Spain, but the drug wasn’t found until last Saturday, hidden in the ship’s reserve sails. Investigations began in May when US authorities arrested two Colombians who allegedly picked up 20 kilograms of cocaine from sailors on the training ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, during its stop in New York. The Civil Guard said drug traffickers had contracted the sailors to transport the cocaine during a stop in the Colombian city of Cartegena de Indias.
more info: nypost.com/2014/08/06/spanish-naval-ship-dropped-off-cocaine-in-new-york-cops
ref. used: 
 Internet Archive
entered: M.K.
category: legal, law, crime
06/08/2014 Skull found on board the Costa Concordia
The search teams have probably discovered the remains of missing Indian crew member or a Sicilian passenger. In the wreck of the stricken Costa Concordia in Genoa a skull has been found. This was discovered by the teams, the search for the last missing of the accident, told the Italian Civil Protection. It is believed to be an Indian crew member, Russel Rebello, the 32 fatalities of the accident.

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more info: diepresse.com/home/panorama/welt/3850915/schaedel-an-bord-der-costa-concordia-..website
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
entered: M.K.
category: other
05/08/2014 Bangladesh ferry capsizes on River Padma near Dhaka
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A ferry carrying about 200 passengers has capsized south-west of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say. The bodies of two people have been recovered from the River Padma where the boat went down in Munshiganj district, 30km (20 miles) from Dhaka. Emergency teams have rescued 100 people from the vessel, the Pinak-6.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-asia-28636887
ref. used: 
 CNN news
entered: Lettens Jan
category: new wreck
29/07/2014 What treasure hunters found in Florida
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A family of treasure hunters found a mystery artifact on the ocean floor in Florida. The gold piece is worth thousands. Click the more info link to see a clip of the find.
more info: edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/07/31/pkg-gold-treasure-discovere..website
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 CNN news
entered: Lettens Jan
category: archaeology, discovery
27/07/2014 Costa Concordia enters the Port of Genoa
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MV Costa Concordia has now reached its finally destination which is the Port of Genoa where she will be finally broekn up. 100's of workers areexpected to be contracted for this final demolition.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-europe-28508387
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
entered: Allen Tony
category: other
23/07/2014 Concordia Heads for Scrapyard
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A convoy of 14 vessels moving at 2 knots two the Costa Concordia to the scrapyard in Geboa
more info: bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28437238
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
entered: Allen Tony
category: other
16/07/2014 American Civil War shipwrecks
The wrecksite is now in the process of updating the database with most of the Civil War ships that were sunk in the American Civil War between 1861-1865. Around 750-1500 new wrecks will be entered/updated.

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14/07/2014 Concordia Wreck Refloated
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The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, salvage workers say. The wreck - the target of one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history - is now floating about 2m (6ft) off the platform. In all, the refloating operation is expected to take six or seven days. The ship will then be towed to its home port, Genoa, where it will be scrapped.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-europe-28288823
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
ref. used: 
 BBC News
entered: Allen Tony
category: other
01/07/2014 Greater protection for ships lost in WW1
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Tens of thousands of sailors and merchant navy personnel lost their lives in World War One but now the huge number of ships sunk in the conflict are to be offered increased protection under a UN agreement. Many of these wrecks are now threatened by salvage operations, deliberate destruction and looting. But experts from 36 states meeting in Belgium have been hearing how the Unesco Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage will increase safeguards. Introduced in 2001, the convention only applies to ships sunk at least 100 years ago. With the centenary of World War One imminent, the agreement is soon to be extended to thousands of sites. "It makes a real legal difference," Ulrike Guerin, of Unesco. "It prevents the pillaging, which is happening on a very large scale, it prevents the commercial exploitation, the scrap metal recovery, and it will have regulations on the incidental impacts, such as the problem of trawlers going over World War One sites."
more info: bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28056244
ref. used: 
 BBC News
entered: Allen Tony
category: legal, law, crime
25/04/2014 Sunken Gold Untouched for 157 Years Off U.S. Lures Hunter
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Treasure-hunter Bob Evans has spent half his life dreaming about the SS Central America, a pre-Civil War steamship decaying in the lightless depths off South Carolina. Now he’s returning to the shipwreck after 23 years. Evans, 60, set out this week with deep-ocean explorer Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (OMEX -5.53%, news) to revisit the remains of the 19th-century sidewheel steamer, which sank in 1857 with the loss of 425 lives and an undetermined amount of gold. Despite recovery efforts in 1989 through 1991 that netted more than two tons of the precious metal, Odyssey says there may still be $86 million of gold lying more than a mile below the surface of the Atlantic. “This is the greatest lost treasure in United States history,” Evans, who was chief scientist on the earlier expeditions, said in a phone interview before the ship sailed.
more info: money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=bloom&date=20140425&id=17557794
entered: Allen Tony
category: archaeology, discovery
16/04/2014 Many missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju and capsized after hitting something.


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more info: bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045512
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entered: Lettens Jan
category: new wreck
13/04/2014 Hans Heesakkers - Oceanexplorers
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Indien de naam Hans Heesakkers of www.oceanexplorers.nl u iets zegt en u deze persoon kent of de verantwoordelijke van de site kent, kan U dan zo vriendelijk zijn hem te vragen de wrecksite dringend te contacteren ? Dit is niet voor een gewone babbel, maar voor illegale praktijken op oceanexplorers.nl. (zie bijgevoegd) Mvg Wrecksite Administratie.
 
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31/03/2014 Japanese must halt whaling
Good News! The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic and Japan accepts the court ban.

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more info: bbc.com/news/world-asia-26818863
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 BBC
entered: Lettens Jan
category: legal, law, crime
24/03/2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean
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On March 8th, 2014, the Malaysian aircraft MH-370, departed Kuala Lumpur for Bejing. She was last heard of near Pulau Perak, flying in the opposite direction after making a dive from over 30.000 feet to 12.000 feet. After that, the plane disappeared from all traffic control systems. Only on March 24th, the satellite tracking system INMARSAT was able to confirm that the plane continued for as long as her fuel reached and that the last signal received by the satellite corresponded with a position in the south-middle Indian Ocean, about 1500 miles west from Perth. All communication systems, except the hourly automated satellite transponder had been switched off and it is clear that the plane was forced to fly in an opposite direction before crashing into the ocean. 239 people lost their lives.
 
related wrecks:  Boeing 777-200ER MH-370 (9M-MRO) (+2014)
entered: Lettens Jan
category: new wreck
27/01/2014 FORUM search engine
As our forum was getting bigger and bigger, finding something back was quite a pain. On request of some members, we have now implemented a search engine. The engine finds keywords in the text, the subject and in the contact person and highlights them when returning the result.

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10/01/2014 Overleg met Noordzee wrakduikers
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Overleg met Noordzee wrakduikers

Donderdag 27 februari 2014, 19:30-22:00u
VLIZ Oostende
Wandelaarkaai 7 - ingang pakhuis 61
8400 Oostende

Donderdag 27 februari 2014 wordt in het kader van het IWT SeArch-Project “Archeologisch Erfgoed in de Noordzee” (http://www.sea-arch.be) een overleg met Noordzee wrakduikers georganiseerd. Het project wordt aan de aanwezige duikers toegelicht. De recente ontwikkelingen in de wetgeving zoals de Belgische ratificatie van de UNESCO-Conventie 2001 komen aan bod en het projectteam zal voorstellen doen tot samenwerking bij het identificeren, onderzoeken, beschermen en monitoren van scheepswrakken.
Inschrijven kan via: s v e n . v a n h a e l s t @ r w o . v l a a n d e r e n . be

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category: fair, exposition, conference
24/12/2013 Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing
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On December 24th, 2013, genius, pioneer and codebreaker ALAN TURING has been (finally!!) given a posthumous royal pardon. The research Turing carried out during WWII undoubtedly shortened the conflict and saved thousands of lives. Turing's work helped to read German Naval messages encryped with the ENIGMA MACHINE.

In 1952 ALAN TURING was convicted for homosexuality and being chemically castrated, the female oestrogen began to grow him female breasts. Not surprising, on June 7th 1954 he (41y) either commited suicide or was murdered by British security for his knowledge.

Such was the horrible fate of a BRITISH HERO who has saved THOUSANDS of lifes and who is by many, considered as one of the inventors of something we know today as the modern COMPUTER, long before Microsoft or Apple even existed.

PS: It is beyond imagination that in 2011, justice secretary, Lord McNally, declined the pardon, stating that Turing was "properly convicted" and that as of today (2014), about 50.000 homosexuals are still convicted of the same "crime" and are not given an apology, let alone a royal pardon.
more info: bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25495315
related wrecks:  U-33 [+1940], U-110 (+1941)
ref. used: 
  bbc.co.uk
entered: Lettens Jan
category: legal, law, crime
04/12/2013 Launch of the World's biggest ship-PRELUDE
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A floating facility that is longer than the Empire State Building is high has taken to the water for the first time. The hull of Shell's Prelude was floated in South Korea. When fully built, Prelude will be the largest floating facility ever created, weighing more than 600,000 tonnes. It would be used to help in the production of natural gas from 2017, Shell said, and would operate for 25 years off Australia's north-west coast. The area has a yearly cyclone season from November to April, but Prelude has been designed to withstand such conditions. It is hoped the facility will be able to produce enough gas to power a city the size of Hong Kong. Despite appearances, Prelude cannot be described as a ship as it needs to be towed to its destination rather than travelling under its own power. Shell has not disclosed how much the vessel will cost, but industry analysts told Reuters that it would be likely to command a price of between $10.8bn and $12.6bn (£6.6bn - £7.7bn). Not content with Prelude's record-breaking size, Shell said it had already started work on an even bigger facility.
more info: bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25213845
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  bbc.co.uk
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