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19/12/2014 Smart fore bow raised
 
Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Titan Salvage has successfully refloated the bow, the largest and most challenging section of the wrecked bulk carrier Smart, and then scuttled it in designated waters. The vessel was carrying a load of coal when it went aground in August 2013 in heavy seas in Richards Bay, South Africa.
 
related wrecks:  Smart MV (fore section) (+2013)
ref. used: 
 Marinelog
entered: M.K.
category: wrecksite
12/12/2014 Norwegians found a Aircraft Bomber
This bombers attacked the German "Tirpitz" Norwegian scientists have in a fjord the wreck of a British Halifax bomber found that had to ditch in 1942 after the attack on the largest German battleship. One of the four engines of Halifax with the serial number W7656. My luck was probably just exhausted. For the third time since March 30 and April 27, 1942, the crew of Flight Lieutenant Petley was launched on 28 April 1942 to attack one of the most important strategic naval targets: The German giant battleship "Tirpitz", which was in a fjord in Southern Norway and the Allied supply routes threatened on the North Atlantic. But while Petley and his co-pilot Sergeant Granger had controlled machine twice their less healthy return to base, they were hit hard this time and had to ditch in the early morning of April 29, 1942. Four men, including the two pilots who made it into the lifeboat; the other two sank with the wreck of the Handley Page Halifax with the serial number W7656. More than 72 years later, Norwegian scientists and students now have most likely found the wreck. It is about 180 meters depth in a fjord in Trondheim and is identified by its characteristic shape of the cockpit window as machine from an early series of the first British bomber with four engines. While were on the three attacks on the "Tirpitz", which were attended by Petley and his crew, a total of ten machines Halifax lost, but only the W7656 sank approximately where now the researchers at the University of Trondheim were successful with a submersible robot. The "Tirpitz" was protected by numerous antiaircraft guns and smoke ships Become aware of the team was led by Martin Ludvigsen from the Marine Research Institute by the words of a contractor, who had joined in preparations for oil rigs on an unknown object. But first, the scientists found that it was a downed Halifax. The fight against the "Tirpitz" was a priority for the Royal Navy. Which at the time largest battleship in the world (the even larger Japanese ships "Yamato" and Musashi "were not yet fully operational, which is also larger ships of the American" Iowa "class were first under construction) threatened the Allied supply routes across the Atlantic. Only with concentration of all forces had succeeded in May 1941 to track the sister ship of the "Tirpitz", the "Bismarck" and sink. A similar operation would not have been possible in the spring of 1942, because the Royal Navy had now suffered heavy losses in East Asia and the US Navy was unable, in view of the Japanese advance in the Pacific, to send capital ships in the Atlantic. All other Allied ships but the enormous fire strong "Tirpitz" was far superior. The "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord in July 1942 Hitler did not want to risk using the "Bismarck" to lose the other new capital ship of the Navy - and ordered to transfer the "Tirpitz" to Norway. From here, the giant indeed launched in the following months, several smaller forays into the North Atlantic, but scored no sinkings. Nevertheless, forced the sheer presence of the battleship Royal Navy, ready to hold heavy units for counter-attacks. The Royal Air Force was ordered to attack the battleship and immobilize - the old-fashioned biplane of the British aircraft carriers were not in a position. But in Faettenfjord it was well protected within a double barrier of Torpedo barrier nets, also surrounded by 17 anti-aircraft and eight old, and often requisitioned "smoke ships". They produced an impending air attack with their deliberately set on poor combustion engine a smoke curtain that made an accurate goals impossible. The first attack on the night of 30 to 31 March 1942, the Halifax used 34-pound bombs dropped in 2000, but missed all her goal. But the "Tirpitz" to prevent from leaking, it had to be not necessarily a direct hit. It was enough, if you made the fjord impassable. Therefore, the tactics of the two attacks was changed in late April. Well Lancaster bombers should discard the even larger 4000-pound bombs that did not fit into the wells of Halifax. Their task was now rather to throw 1,000 pounds mines in the fjord; four of them could get to the finish each machine. Beginning of 1942 was the "Tirpitz" the greatest operational battleship in the world. Its main armament were eight 38-inch guns That was dangerous, because mines had to be dropped at low altitude - 50 meters above the water surface. On the night of 27 to 28 April, five of the 40 employed Halifax were lost; in the following night, when the re-attack the defenders of the German battleship surprised, only two - including the W7656 Lieutenant Petley. The four survivors of ditching were rescued after three hours in the lifeboat by Norwegians, but immediately handed over to the German occupation forces, Petley and his three comrades spent the rest of the war in various prison camps of the Wehrmacht. Missing were the navigator Alfred Columbine and a New Zealander named Evans; they were probably killed in the ditching. Maybe remains of their dead bodies in the newly discovered wreck would secure yet. But it is not the custom to recover dead soldiers from their graves in the sea. The two children of Columbine, the 75-year-old Sylvia Ireland and the 72-year-old David Columbine, who was born after the crash of Halifax, know now that her father might have found his last resting.

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more info: welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article135291432/dieser-bomber-attackiert..website
related wrecks:  Halifax Bomber (+1942)
ref. used: 
 Welt
entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
12/12/2014 Indonesia presents German U-boat wreck
 
Under the code name "monsoon" continued in 1943 a group of eleven German submarines to the Indian Ocean. This included U-168th His remains were now presented by archaeologists in Jakarta. In the spring of 1943 had Karl Doenitz, just ordered the commander of the Navy, realize that the Wehrmacht was also urged to sea on the defensive. More and more U-boats were lost, at the same time decreased the number of Allied tonnage sunk. In this situation, Doenitz took up a proposal of distant allies Japan. Its navy had offered the end of 1942 to build in Penang on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, a German U-boat base. Under the code name "monsoon" was towards the Indian Ocean in march immediately set a group of eleven submarines. One of these boats was U-168, which expired from the Breton port of Lorient in July 1943. In October 1944 it was sunk off the coast of East Java. As a final position applies: 6.20 south latitude and 111.28 east longitude. In this area, Fischer made a remarkable discovery in the fall of 2013. They found the wreckage of a submarine. Specialists of the Indonesian archeology authority quickly found out that it was a German U-boat in World War II. Its shell is destroyed to more than one-third, it said. Inside 17 skeletons were found in addition to equipment and "Nazi regalia". Because of the lack of tower number was a final identification but not possible. Now other findings were presented from dives to the submarine in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Officers of the Indonesian Navy're now quite certain that we can assign the found pieces of U-168. However, an elevation of the wreck as a prerequisite for further investigations should fail in the costs. U-168 was a submarine of type IX C / 40th It was 76 meters long, 6.5 meters wide, displaced 1,153 tons submerged, reaching over water at a speed of 18 knots. The crew included 44 to 48 men, the main armament consisted of six torpedo tubes with 22 bullets. The maximum depth was 200 meters. Because despite technical modifications, the maximum range was above water only at 14,000 miles, the boat was dependent on supply submarines that supplied it with fuel. Since some of the designated U-tanker had been caught already in the Bay of Biscay from a hunt group of US Navy submarines had some of the company reverse "Monsoon", five were sunk. After 132 days at sea, the boat reached under the command of Lieutenant Helmuth Pich the base in Penang. From there, ran U-168 from three patrols, on which many coastal sailors and four more ships were sunk. This was measured by the effort and the numbers from previous years, little. Nevertheless summed Doenitz that the sea area between Madagascar and Mauritius have proven to be the most "successful surgical area the last time." In addition, the German naval staff pursued with the operations of another purpose. She wanted to run their Japanese allies in mind could be a U-boat warfare against merchant ships as successful. In vain. By war's end, the Imperial Navy should adhere to its principle that submarines should be used mainly against warships. During the end of 1944 the war in Europe already approached the borders of the Empire and thus the operation possibilities of the Navy significantly restricted, were still controlled by the Japanese army Malaya (Malaysia) and the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). Beginning of October 1944 was U-168 from Jakarta to be fitted in Surabaya for use any time. On the way there the boat on October 6 by the Dutch submarine "Hr. Ms. Zwaardvisch" was spotted and shot with torpedoes. The commander and 26 of his men were saved. The remains of the other crew are now clearly identified.
more info: welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article135283295/indonesien-praesentiert-..website
related wrecks:  U-168 (+1944)
ref. used: 
 Welt
entered: M.K.
category: wrecksite
01/12/2014 Tjipetir mystery: why rubber-like blocks wash up on beaches?
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For the past few years, 100-year-old rubber-like blocks from Indonesia have been mysteriously washing up on beaches in the UK and northern Europe. The TITANIC has been suggested as one of the possible sources - but now a beachcomber says she may have solved the puzzle of the Tjipetir blocks. They most probably come from the Japanese liner MIYAZAKI MARU.
more info: bbc.com/news/magazine-30043875
related wrecks:  Miyazaki Maru (+1917), U-88 (+1917)
ref. used: 
 BBC News
entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
04/11/2014 UKHO Updates Q3 2013 till Q1 2014


A huge update/synchronisation was done with the worldwide UKHO database. with the newest data (till 31st March 2014). In total, more than 125.000 updates have been done and some 3000 new wrecks added worldwide.
Click here to see the new entries and updates in British waters.

The 125.000 updates are not listed in that page, but can be seen using our updates page. To find updates in your area, select your favourite chart or any other chart in the update page.


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entered: Jan Lettens
category: wrecksite
02/11/2014 Trawler Ocean Way missing
Missing trawler: One dead as search continues off Farne Islands Ocean Way The Ocean Way is registered in Fraserburgh A trawlerman plucked from the North Sea with two other crew members has died, as the search continues for the remaining missing sailors. The Ocean Way, registered in Fraserburgh, was last heard from about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands. Helicopters from the UK and Norway were involved in the hunt for the British skipper and his four Filipino crew. Three people were winched to safety but one subsequently died. Two others remain missing. The rescued men were taken to Wansbeck Hospital in Ashington. 'Mayday message' The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said an RAF helicopter initially winched two people to safety who were found in the water. Later, another member of the crew was recovered but efforts were continuing to find the remaining two. The boat is believed to have sailed from North Shields on Saturday. On Sunday it transmitted an emergency beacon, sparking the rescue mission. A statement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "The emergency beacon from the vessel began transmitting earlier today. "Since then the coastguard have been trying to contact the skipper and have also been broadcasting mayday relay messages which have been requesting all shipping to look out for the missing crew. An RAF rescue helicopter began the search and was joined by the Norwegian helicopter Rescue 1. Mike Puplett, the Humber Coastguard watch manager, said: "We will continue searching as long as necessary."

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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-29872188
related wrecks:  Ocean Way MFV (FR349) (+2014)
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 BBC News
entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
27/10/2014 Lee Joon-seok is sentenced 36 years, instead 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.

EDIT: As a follow up, we believe we have now solved this problem (dd. 9/11/2014)


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entered: Jan Lettens
category: wrecksite
11/10/2014 Tides 2015 ready
 
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 UK Hydrographic Office
entered: Jan Lettens
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: Jan Lettens
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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entered: Jan Lettens
category: wrecksite
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
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: 
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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: Jan Lettens
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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entered: Jan Lettens
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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entered: Jan Lettens
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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
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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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