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20/08/2014 USS Houston wreck found in Java Sea
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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
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19/08/2014 Puerto Natales Ferry Wreck
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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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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)
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  abc.net.au
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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
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 Internet Archive
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06/08/2014 Skull found on board the Costa Concordia
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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.
more info: diepresse.com/home/panorama/welt/3850915/schaedel-an-bord-der-costa-concordia-..website
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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
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 CNN news
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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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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
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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
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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
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 BBC News
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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
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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
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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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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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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)
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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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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)
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  bbc.co.uk
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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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04/12/2013 Webmaster's attention
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Message for Webmasters:
An anti-leech software has been installed on wrecksite. That has been found necessary to block illegal copiers of images.
Unfortunately, this means, if you are running a website and you are fetching IMAGES direct from wrecksite to yours (i.e. a link like src=http://www.wrecksite.eu/img/wrecks/somewreck.jpg) , the wrecksite will send a 'not allowed' image back.

Of course, we do not want to spoil your website/blog/forum. So, if you are linking images directly, just contact us, we will unlock the leech for your website.
 
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04/12/2013 Japanese submarine I-400 located
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Scientists have found the wreck of a huge Japanese submarine from WWII. The wreck was located in 700 metres depth at the coast of Hawaii. It is the 122 metres long I-400 from the SenToku-class. She was the largest submarine ever that could sail around the world without refuelling and had aircraft on board. Her location is thus much more near to Hawaii than previously thought.
 
related wrecks:  I-400 IJN (+1946)
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22/11/2013 New Tides 2014
The wrecksite has been updated with the new tides of 2014. About 1.500 ports worldwide and about 500 tidal diamonds can be seen on the maps for 2014.

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22/11/2013 Non existing Sandy Island
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A South Pacific island marked on Google Maps and Google Earth (Lat: 19°30.5S Lon: 159°56.2E) isn't there, researchers say. It doesn't exist. The island, called Sandy Island was searched for by an Australian scientific research vessel and could only report that the place was 1400 metres deep.
The source of this phantom island is an error made ages ago. The error has been copied over and over again without verifying. Sandy Island thus was able to survive some centuries and even Google copied the error. Most serious hydrographic offices such as the UK Hydrographic Office had this island removed a long time ago.
 
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20/11/2013 Wreck of the U-168 discovered
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Fishermen have most probably found the wreck of U-168, a German submarine that was probably torpedoed by Dutch submarine Zwaardvisch, while on passage to Australia.
17 skeletons of German sailors were still on board.
 
related wrecks:  U-168 (+1944)
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12/11/2013 Fierce storms uncover mystery shipwreck at Bamburgh Castle
An ancient British shipwreck has been unearthed close to Bamburgh castle after heavy storms swept away sand and stone that had covered it for centuries.

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more info: express.co.uk/news/uk/442473/fierce-storms-uncover-mystery-shipwreck-at-bambur..website
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24/10/2013 Gibsons of Scilly collection for sale
The Gibson family of Scilly sells their unique Wreck Photo Collection at Sotheby's.

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more info: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24623410
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20/10/2013 Titanic Violin
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A violin, German built and property of Wallace Hartley, the leader of the 8-men orchestra, who went down with it with the Titanic, was found, during the rescue, attached to his floating body. The violin, salvaged and sent back to his wife, Maria Robinson, was 'rediscovered' in 2006 in a house in England. It has been re-identified and sold for a (crazy) 1,063 million euros in October 2013.
 
related wrecks:  Titanic RMS [+1912]
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05/10/2013 Lampedusa boat sinks with 500 migrants
The 66ft (20m) ship was carrying about 500 migrants - mostly from Eritrea and Somalia - when it set sail from the Libyan port of Misrata. The boat began taking on water when its motor stopped working as it neared Lampedusa early on Thursday morning. Some of those on board then reportedly set fire to a piece of material to try to attract the attention of passing ships, only to have the fire spread to the rest of the boat. The boat is thought to have capsized when everyone moved to one side, about 1/2 mile from Coniglio, Lampedusa. Only 155 people were rescued, leaving about 345 people killed.

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more info: bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24392732
related wrecks:  Lampedusa Migrant Ship (+2013)
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