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Golden Ray Shipwreck: Crew member’s poor math skills sank ship carrying thousands of cars, probe finds

A crew member’s error in calculating the weight of cargo on a ship loaded with thousands of cars most likely caused the vessel to capsize off the east coast of the US. The South Korean freighter, Golden Ray, capsized in September 2019, and its wreck is still partially in situ in the waters off the […]

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IN PICTURES: Sri Lanka braces for it’s worst ever marine disaster

An environmental disaster off the coast of Sri Lanka got worse after a large container ship carrying chemicals and plastic caught fire, sank and could now begin an ‘almost inevitable’ oil spill making it one of Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine disasters. The MV X-Press Pearl has nearly 350 tonnes of oil in its fuel tanks. […]

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Burnt chemical cargo ship off Colombo sinks to the bottom of the sea bed

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka’s west coast, the country’s government and navy said, in one of Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine disasters. The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl was carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics that were loaded at the port […]

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China spending $150 million to build massive duplicate of Titanic themed theme-park

Ocean liner Titanic that made its ill-fated maiden voyage more than a century ago will be brought back to life at a landlocked Chinese theme park where tourists can soon splash out for a night on a full-scale replica. The project’s main backer was inspired to recreate the world’s most infamous cruise liner by the […]

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Another ship ‘floating in the sky’ spotted off the coast of England

A cruise liner was photographed as if it’s floating in mid-air in the latest such sighting of a bizarre optical illusion. The Anthem of the Seas cruise liner was spotted as if hovering above the sea off the coast of Bournemouth, Dorset, on Wednesday this week. A trick of the light made it appear suspended in […]