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'Cursed' Canadian shipwreck discovered with rare items aboard

Shipwreck hunters have recently uncovered a 'cursed' vessel, which claimed the lives of 16 people when it sank in a Canadian lake 90 years ago. The ship The Manasoo was built in Glasgow back in 1888, and spent the first 39 years of its life at Canada's Macassa docks before being sold and renamed.Renaming a ship is said to be very unlucky, and is a superstition shared among many sailors.

Explore the issues facing the oceans

Explore the issues facing the oceansSpend the next ten minutes on the bottom of the seaThe see-through seaIf the ocean were transparent, what would humans see?The see-through seaThe ability to peer unhindered into the deep would reveal a host of wonders, and have huge practical consequencesTHE surface of Mars is better mapped than that of the Earth.

More artifacts recovered from Whydah shipwreck site

Centuries-old bronze bracelets are the latest treasures to be recovered from the site of the Whydah shipwreck.The famed pirate ship sank off the coast of Wellfleet in April 1717, and wasn’t discovered until the 1980s by explorer Barry Clifford. Clifford said his son, Brandon, found the bracelets and they’re now on display at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth.“They’re really important…

Elderly Japanese 'women of the sea' dive for shellfish in tradition that earns them just £68 a haul

A group of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wet-suits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of 'ama' - freediving fisherwomen.As they compare the hauls of shellfish they have gathered, the women - who range from 60 to 80 years old - could be mistaken for teenagers underneath the water…

Japan's 'ama' grannies cling to their freediving fishing tradition

Anne BEADE,1 / 8The work done by Japan's 'ama' -- freediving fisherwomen -- is poorly paid and dangerous. (AFP Photo/Martin BUREAU)Toba (Japan) (AFP) - A group of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of "ama" --…

Classic 1920s Chevrolet found in Canadian shipwreck

Planet Earths surface is 71% water, far greater than the dry land that we reside on. Its depths hide underwater mountains taller than Mount Everest, undiscovered species of animals, and a treasure-trove of scientific information. The seabed is also littered with shipwrecks, but unlike childhood stories, they rarely contain treasure just rusticles and echoes of the past.However…

Duck boat owners settle first lawsuit in Branson duck boat sinking case that killed 17

Ripley Entertainment has reached its first legal settlement with the family of a couple who died on July 19 when a duck boat sank on a Missouri lake killing 17 people on board.William Bright, 65, and Janice Bright, 63, from Higginsville, Missouri were on the amphibious vessel on Table Rock Lake near Branson as part of their 45th wedding anniversary celebrations.

Surprise demise of moored tug De Mist

The tug De Mist sank earlier this month while awaiting disposal after being decommissioned and moored within a basin in Simon's Town. Trevor JonesDurban - One always expects perfection from the navy, no matter which navy we are talking about. After all, they are all highly trained and disciplined, arent they? Well, not exactly always.

Couple furious at Royal Caribbean cruise company for "nightmare" holiday

A COUPLE have been left furious after spending more than £3,000 on an Atlantic cruise that left them fearing for their lives, and only receiving a 25 per cent refund for their troubles. When Richard and Karen Quinn booked themselves a 10 day cruise from Southampton to the Canary Islands, between October 26 and November 5…

Steamship lost 90 years ago located near Owen Sound

OWEN SOUNDThe amazingly intact wreck of the steel steamer Manasoo tragically lost in a storm on September 15, 1928, with 16 of the 21 people on board, three of whom were from Manitoulin, more than 100 head of cattle, and a 1927 automobile, has been located in deep water. Resting at an unusual angle in southern Georgian Bay near Owen Sound…

12 Indians rescued from sinking vessel by French navy ship in Persian Gulf | India News

NEW DELHI: Twelve Indians were rescued from a sinking vessel in the Persian Gulf by a French Navy ship on Tuesday, the French embassy said in a statement here. Those recused were crew members of the Durban Queen bearing a Saint Kitts and Nevis flag. Despite some minor injuries, they are safe and in good health, it said.

Third and most beautiful shipwreck found near Wiarton

A trio of shipwreck hunters have done it again.They have announced they have found a third vessel in its Georgian Bay grave — the Manasoo, which sank near Griffith Island Sept. 15, 1928, killing 16 of 21 onboard as well as a cargo of more than 100 head of cattle.Ken Merryman and Jerry Eliason, both of Minnesota, and Cris Kohl of Windsor located the Manasso half a mile from Griffith Island…

Divers just wanted to help

Not all heroes wear capes.Some, like Jeff Burns, put on scuba suits, heavy air cylinders and pressure gauges among other underwater diving apparatus.Burleson resident Burns recently led a team of volunteer divers who attempted to relieve families of enduring angst and solve a four-decades-old mystery of the missing Fort Worth trio.In December of 1974…

Ship lost in 1928 found at bottom of Georgian Bay

A shipwreck lost to Georgian Bay 90 years ago has been found, and divers are amazed by the Manasoo's condition. A Windsor shipwreck researcher and a crew of U.S. shipwreck hunters found the wreckage of the Manasoo in about 60 metres (200 feet) of water, off Griffith Island this summer. The divers say the steel steamship is in excellent condition after sinking on September 15, 1928.

7 Destinations Around The World That Are Every Scuba Diver's Dream

There are different types of travellers in the world. Some like to relax and stay in, while others like to explore the destination as much as possible. The latter type like to be adventurous and try out different sports around. One of the most popular ones is scuba diving and snorkeling. Here are a few international destinations…

Police confirm vandalism after Coast Guard ship tumbled into water in N.S.

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Corporal McLaren slipped off its cradle at the Sambro, N.S., shipyard. A Canadian Coast Guard ship is partially submerged in water at a shipyard in Sambro Head, N.S., after falling from its secured cradle in a case Halifax police are investigating as suspected vandalism.The Coast Guard tweeted…

Russian Pacific Fleet Divers Set 14 Records in 2 Months

On November 18, 2018, aquanauts of Igor Belousov rescue ship left the decompression chamber. In two months before and after diving at 416 meters, the Pacific Fleets deep-sea divers set 5 national and 9 military records. All missions have been successfully and effectively accomplished, said Pacific Fleet Commander, Adm. Vladimir Korolev in the greetings telegram to the ships crew.

Industrial divers: Astronauts of the sea

Undergraduate students from skenderun Technical University Vocational School of Maritime Underwater Technology Department complete their practical training in a gravity-free environment, like astronauts in the sea, on the Research Vessel ste-1.The number of industrial divers has gradually increased. The areas they work in include: underwater construction…

Scallop fishermen eye another record year in rebuilt fishery — Fisheries — Bangor Daily News — BDN M

Bill Trotter | BDNBill Trotter | BDNMount Desert Island scallop diver Andy Mays cuts out the innards of a scallop on his boat Lost Airmen, March 7, 2017.The Associated Press•November 19, 2018 11:36 amUpdated: November 19, 2018 5:30 pmPORTLAND, Maine Maine scallop fishermen set a 20-year high with last year’s harvest…

Sunken treasures - Global Times

Amphoras from the 4th century BC that were found under water in Butrint are displayed at Albania's National Archeological Museum in Tirana on September 24. Photo: AFPAlbania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted…