Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

Coastal Freighter Jireh, Aground on Mona Island Off Puerto Rico with Cargo of Undocumented Haitians

The 185-foot Honduran-flagged coastal freighter Jireh ran aground Thursday morning on Mona Island, a rocky outcropping in the Mona Passage about midway between Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.  The island is uninhabited and maintained as a nature preserve, while the reefs around the island are … Continue reading

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A Grim Week for Shipwrecks – Black Sea, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea and Dongting Lake in China Claim

It is easy to focus of the plight of the 34 dead or missing from the Costa Concordia.  Regrettably, these casualties have not been the only recent deaths on the water. The past week has been particularly brutal with ship and boat sinkings in … Continue reading

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Captain Kidd in the News – New Exhibit at Docklands Museum and Shipwreck ‘Living Museum of the Sea’

The notorious pirate Captain William Kidd was executed three hundred and ten years ago this month, yet is far from forgotten.  A new exhibit is opening on May 20th at the Museum of London Dockyards – Pirates:  The Captain Kidd Story. … Continue reading

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The Oldest Shipwreck in the Caribbean – A Treasure in Silver and Jade

Divers from Deep Blue Marine have located a wreck site off the Dominican Republic believed to date back to the 1500s and have uncovered a treasure of silver coins and jade figurines. ‘We’ve just scratched the surface’: Divers find ‘oldest shipwreck in … Continue reading

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