Tag Archives: Devon

The Fatal Shore, the Loss of the Herzogin Cecilie

Given that so much of what is happening in the world today seems like a shipwreck, it seems appropriate to post a very well done short documentary of the wreck of the great four-masted steel barque the Herzogin Cecilie, which … Continue reading

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Container Loaded with One Million Cigarettes Washes Ashore On Devon Coast

Last Wednesday, we posted about Svendborg Maersk, which last an estimated 520 containers  in a storm in the Bay of Biscay.  What happened to all the containers that fell overboard?  One of them, loaded with a million cigarettes, may have just washed … Continue reading

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Tug & Tow Collision & Rescue Near Hope’s Nose, off Torbay, Devon

Something things just don’t go as planned. The tug, Christos 22, was towing the decommissioned former German Naval training ship, MV Emsstrom, from Germany to Turkey.  On Sunday night, the tug slowed to check a problem with the tow off Hope’s Nose near Torbay, … Continue reading

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Bronze Age shipwreck found off Devon coast

Bronze Age shipwreck found off Devon coast One of the world’s oldest shipwrecks has been discovered off the coast of Devon after lying on the seabed for almost 3,000 years.  The trading vessel was carrying an extremely valuable cargo of … Continue reading

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