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Derelicts & Ghost Ships — Are Catamarans the New Lumber Schooners?

Derelicts, abandoned ships often waterlogged and just barely afloat, are fascinating ghosts which wander the seas according to the vagaries of the winds and the currents. They are also significant hazards to navigation. In the later half of the 19th … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Dutch Ship Leopard – Missing Crew, Arms Cargo Intact

This story is a few days old, but remains strange and disturbing.  The Dutch coaster Leopard, carrying a cargo of weapons, was reported to have been hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Oman last week, but when a Turkish naval … Continue reading

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