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Earliest Astrolabe Recovered from Wreck of the Esmeralda

A year ago last March, marine archeologists determined that the wreck of a ship found off the coast of Oman was the Esmerelda, one of the ships in a fleet led by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1502. The wreck … Continue reading

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Wreck of Vasco da Gama’s Lost Ship Esmeralda Believed Found Off Oman

The wreck of the Esmeralda, a ship from Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama’s  second voyage to India in 1502 and 1503, is believed to have been found close to Al Hallaniyah island, near the coast of Oman according to an … Continue reading

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U.S. Commandos Retake Tanker MV Guanabara From Pirates

Commandos from the USS Bulkeley boarded the Japanese owned tanker MV Guanabara on Sunday after the crew reported that the ship was under attack by pirates.  The commandos captured four pirates aboard the ship without firing a shot.  The crew had withdrawn … Continue reading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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