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  • Mines could have caused S. Korean warship's sinking: U.S. experts

    03/27/2010 10:20:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 761+ views
    Yonhap ^ | 3/27/2010 | Hwang Doo-hyong
    Sea mines might have caused the tragic sinking of a South Korean naval ship, U.S. experts said Saturday, dismissing concerns over possible North Korean involvement. "I doubt that North Korea was involved in the incident," John Feffer, co-director of the Foreign Policy in Focus program at the Institute for Policy Studies, said. "It didn't seem to involve any artillery fire from the North." The 1,200-ton "Cheonan" sank Friday night (Seoul time) after a mysterious explosion that South Korean witnesses and military officials say split the vessel in two. Only 58 of the 104 crew aboard were rescued. The others are...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national

    06/24/2010 3:52:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/24/10 | Sam Kim
    (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national By Sam Kim SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Thursday to apply "wartime laws" on a U.S. national it is holding, citing what it called U.S. hostilities against the communist country over the sinking of a South Korean warship. Earlier this year, a North Korean court sentenced Aijalon Gomes, a 30-year-old American, to eight years in a labor camp for illegal entry on Jan. 25. The communist state's official Korean Central News Agency said its authorities are considering additional measures against Gomes "from the perspective of...
  • Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails

    05/15/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Casey Chan
    Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails A team of people from 2012 tried to re-create and build a boat from 1550 BC, the Bronze Age, but failed spectacularly. When the ship was lowered into the ocean, it immediately filled with water and started sinking. Yikes, we suck. The team was made up of British archaeologists and craftsmen who have been hammering away and building the boat with Bronze Age tools and methods for the past three months. The boat it was based on, used oak planks sewn together with yew...
  • Up to 350 feared missing in PNG ferry sinking

    02/01/2012 10:34:32 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 8 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 2/2/2012 | NA
    Up to 350 feared missing in PNG ferry sinking UPDATE 4.15pm: PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says there is likely to be a very high death toll from a ferry sinking in Papua New Guinea. Rescue crews have rescued 28 people from the water after a ferry sank with as many as 350 on board along the east coast. A distress signal was sent from the MV Rabaul Queen at about 8.30am (AEDT) when travelling between Lae and the West New Britain town of Kimbe today, PNG's National Maritime Safety Authority said. "There has been a boat go down in PNG...
  • Britain WAS right to sink the Belgrano: Newly released intelligence proves...

    12/30/2011 5:00:35 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30th December 2011 | Guy Walters
    About one minute before the first torpedo hit, Seaman Marcelo Pozzo had lain down on his bunk and was looking forward to some sleep. He had been on duty for most of the day at the Damage Control Station in the heart of the light cruiser the General Belgrano as it pushed through the 15m waves of the South Atlantic, and he was due back on at midnight. As soon as Pozzo closed his eyes, he felt a ‘hammer blow’ that propelled him into the air with such force that he hit the upper bunk. ‘When I fell down, a...
  • International Space Station to be 'sunk' after 2020

    07/28/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | AFP
    Russia and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020 so as not to leave space junk, its space agency said on Wednesday. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roskosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used until approximately 2020," he said in comments released...
  • Historic warship Olympia may be scrapped, sunk

    05/27/2010 1:34:22 PM PDT · by llevrok · 70 replies · 1,382+ views
    Warship: Veteran of 2 wars rusts away PHILADELPHIA - The old warship has been part of Philadelphia's waterfront for 50 years and left lasting impressions on thousands of visitors who heard gripping stories of its role in the Spanish-American War. Now the Olympia – named for Washington state’s capital and the last surviving vessel from that 1898 conflict – could face an ignoble end as an artificial reef off Cape May, N.J., if a new benefactor cannot be found. The Independence Seaport Museum and the Navy have already checked with officials of New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program on the possibility...
  • Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship (S. Korean naval vessel)

    SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat has vanished and is feared to have sunk after searching for sailors missing from last week's naval disaster, maritime police said Saturday. Police said they lost contact with the 99-ton boat, carrying nine people aboard, after receiving a distress signal at around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area off the western sea border with North Korea, where the patrol ship Cheonan ship sank on March 26.
  • SKorean fishing boat apparently sinks; 9 missing

    04/02/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 772+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | April 3, 2010
    The Coast Guard says a South Korean fishing boat that joined the search for a navy ship that sank with 46 sailors aboard last week has disappeared. Coast Guard said Saturday it was searching for the 99-ton boat with seven South Korean and two Indonesian crew members on board. Contact with the boat was lost late Friday near the maritime border with North Korea.
  • Somali pirates, security personnel in 4 shootouts

    03/05/2010 3:49:27 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies · 531+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2010 | KATHARINE HOURELD,
    NAIROBI, Kenya – Signaling a new offensive mindset, international military officials vowed Friday to fight the pirates as swarms of Somalis moved into the waters off East Africa. Four shootouts with pirates showed that high-seas attacks are intensifying with the end of the monsoon season. Nearly half the 47 ships hijacked off Somalia last year were taken in March and April — the most dangerous months of the year for ships in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. In the most serious skirmish Friday, six pirates attacked a vessel before breaking off and chasing the French fishing boat Torre...
  • Sunken supply vessel likely to remain in Cook Inlet

    03/23/2009 9:46:35 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies · 507+ views
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 22nd, 2009 10:31 PM | Associated Press
    The 166-foot supply vessel Monarch is likely to remain in Cook Inlet after its sinking near Nikiski. "The vessel has been declared a total loss," Jim Butler, spokesman for the company that operated the boat, Ocean Marine Services Inc. in Nikiski, told the Peninsula Clarion. The Monarch sank Jan. 15 when sea ice pinned it against a platform operated by Chevron. Seven crew members were evacuated onto the platform and flown to shore by helicopter. "Because of the size of the boat and its proximity to the platform, lifting is a dangerous proposition, and we don't want to do something...
  • Sen. Kerry Still Fighting Swift Boat Veterans

    10/08/2006 4:13:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 1,824+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/8/06 | AP
    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lashed out Sunday against a group that campaigned against him during his last run at the White House. Kerry said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his Vietnam record - the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004. Those same conservatives have formed another group this year - Economic Freedom Fund - to campaign against Democrats across the country. "We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering...
  • Big Three Auto Sales Drop Sharply; General Motors Down 25 Percent

    07/03/2006 3:49:30 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 28 replies · 1,030+ views
    AP ^ | 7-3-06 | AP
    DETROIT — High gas prices continued to pull down sales by domestic automakers in June, with General Motors Corp. (GM) selling 25.7 percent fewer vehicles than in June 2005, and sales slipping 15.5 percent and 6.8 percent at DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group (DCX) and at Ford Motor Co. (F), respectively. Toyota Motor Corp. (TM), meanwhile, credited the company's 14.4 percent sales boost to its many fuel-efficient offerings. GM had warned that its June sales would be down significantly because of aggressive discounts last summer... High gas prices cut into sales of pickups and big sport utility vehicles — traditionally the...
  • Navy Ex-Aircraft Carrier Sunk, ‘Reefed’ off Pensacola (Now read the Navy's View of this.)

    05/17/2006 5:20:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 77 replies · 2,063+ views
    From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The ex-Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, became the largest ship intentionally sunk as an artificial reef May 17 when it was sunk approximately 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla. After 25 years of service to the Navy in operations in Korea, Vietnam and the Mediterranean, ex-Oriskany will now benefit marine life, sport fishing and recreation diving off the coast of the Florida panhandle. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface after strategically placed explosives were detonated at 10:25 a.m. CDT. The Navy...
  • Ceremony Brings Sense of Closure to USS Lagarto Families

    05/08/2006 9:19:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 771+ views
    MANITOWOC, Wis. (NNS) -- Families of crew members who served aboard the World War II submarine USS Lagarto (SS 371) gathered here May 6 to honor the men whose submarine went missing six decades ago and was only recently located by divers. Lagarto was last seen May 3, 1945, in the southern Gulf of Thailand while preparing to strike an enemy convoy. Japanese records later indicated that the minelayer Hatsutaka reported sinking a U.S. submarine on that date. Last May, nearly 60 years to the day after Lagarto was lost, British diver Jamie MacLeod reported finding Lagarto sitting upright in...
  • Heroin ship sinks to watery grave

    03/23/2006 12:32:53 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 1,164+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 March 2006 | Max Blenkin
    THE North Korean freighter used to smuggle 150kg of heroin into Australia three years ago now rests on the ocean's bottom, after being destroyed by a pair of laser-guided bombs. Four F-111 strike bombers flying from RAAF Amberley in Queensland proved dead on target as the 3500-tonne freighter drifted 140km off Jervis Bay this morning. Two 800kg precision guided bombs struck the Pong Su's hull with massive blasts, showering debris over a wide area. The vessel sank quickly into deep water. The Pong Su was seized off the New South Wales coast in April 2003 after a four-day chase involving...
  • Update on the Underwater City off the Coast of Cuba.

    07/21/2005 8:49:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies · 15,622+ views
    Translated from Diario de Yucatan ^ | Translated from Diario de Yucatan, July 10, 2005. | By Hernán Casares Camera
    New National Geographic/Zelitsky Expedition to Cuba "Underwater City" Site Planned-- Page 27 By Hernán Casares Camera Thanks to: Donald Raab The Russian-Canadian oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky reveals that likely, next autumn, between October and November, she will lead a new expedition, from the Port of Progress, to finish the work that could not be concluded last year at the suspected site of a lost underwater city near Cuba; to map the area and to make a hi-resolution film of the location. National Geographic will finance most of the trip. For several months the team has been readying a specially equipped ship...
  • Japanese U-Boat I-401 is Found!

    03/21/2005 6:22:08 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies · 30,978+ views
    Sharkhunters ^ | 3-21-05 | VARIOUS
    I-401 is Found! 20 March 2005.....I-401 was one of three huge Japanese submarines taken by the US Navy at the end of the war, studied and eventually scuttled in deep water. This boat and her sister I-400 had watertight aircraft hangars that housed small floatplanes which were to be used for scouting. These boats were surrendered to US Navy forces at the end of the war, taken back to Hawaii to be studied then because the Soviets were demanding access to these boats, they were taken out to sea on 31 May 1946 and used as torpedo targets of USS...
  • WWII Navy vet, 86, provides glimpse of history

    11/11/2004 5:16:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,217+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/11/04 | Shelley Shelton
    Quilt commemorates sailor/poet from the U.S.S. Northampton An Oro Valley veteran was honored last week for connecting an uncle and his nephew more than a half-century after World War II prevented them from meeting. Sherman Walgren, 86, served as a third-class radioman on the USS Northampton from 1940 to June 1942. It was his first ship but not his last. Over the years, he has maintained a growing collection of Navy memorabilia from his time at sea to pass along to his grandchildren. That history of life during the war was what Walgren shared with Texas resident Phillip Dean Bucklew,...
  • First section of Tricolor raised

    08/04/2003 4:59:11 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 763+ views
    BBC online ^ | 4 august 2003 | BBC staff
    First section of Tricolor raised The stern, weighing 3,000 tons, is the first section to be raised The first section of a freight ship which sank in the English Channel last year has been raised to the surface.The 190 metre-long Tricolor has been a major obstacle to shipping in the Channel since it sank about 30 miles off Kent in December. The 20,000 ton ship was carrying a cargo of luxury cars when it sank after colliding with the container ship Kariba. Click here to see a graphic showing how the Tricolor will be raised It is being raised in...