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  • Long-range Maritime Strikes During Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 21 (hi-def YouTube vid, 1m 26s)

    08/25/2021 3:44:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/24/2021 | US Navy
    PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2021) U.S. joint forces conduct coordinated multi-domain, multi-platform, long-range maritime strikes on the decommissioned guided-missile frigate Ingraham in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area as part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 21. During the sinking exercise, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) launched F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to test the Joint Standoff Weapon; F-35C Joint Strike Fighters employed laser-guided weapons; P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft tested the Harpoon weapon system, and the fast-attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) fired a UGM-84 anti-ship Harpoon missile and a MK 48 Advanced Capability torpedo. The U.S. Marine Corps launched Naval...
  • Disney World Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks with Passengers on Board in Mid-Ride Mishap

    02/27/2020 7:58:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/27/20 | People
    One Walt Disney World attraction just became a little too immersive for riders. Around midday on Thursday, one of the boats used in the classic Jungle Cruise ride at the Orlando theme park started sinking while filled with passengers. Witnesses documented the mishap on social media, showing guests still standing inside the boat as the murky water slowly rose around their legs. All those on board were safely rescued, but later images captured the vessel nearly completely submerged, its canopy roof still visible and what appears to be a lone park employee on board. “Our boat on the jungle cruise...
  • U.S. Sinks or Damages 6 Iran Ships in Persian Gulf Clashes (1988)

    09/16/2019 6:20:38 AM PDT · by central_va · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19th, 1988 | By JAMES GERSTENZANG
    WASHINGTON — U.S. warships and aircraft sank or heavily damaged six Iranian navy ships Monday as a major confrontation erupted in the Persian Gulf in the wake of the United States’ early morning strike against two Iranian oil platforms, the Reagan Administration said. U.S. and Iranian forces fired on each other in the broadest and most direct conflict yet, suddenly escalating what for months had been a war of nerves in the volatile waterway.
  • The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks (Climate Change themed article - Ugh)

    03/23/2019 5:48:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 27JUL18 | by Jessica Leigh Hester
    Climate change is coming for underwater archaeological sites. by Jessica Leigh HesterJuly 27, 2018 Landmarks Week July 23–27 The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks Wrecks stand to see a number of threats in a changing ocean. Here, NOAA diver John Brooks a ship off the coast of Hawaii. Robert Schwemmer, CINMS, NOAA/CC-by 2.0On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of the ship that would eventually be rechristened as the Vamar bestowed upon their vessel an optimistic nickname: “Evermore Rolling.” It proved to be a bit of a misnomer. Far from slicing through cresting waves forever, the ship...
  • 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...
  • 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...