Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Sailing in Sewage — Olympic Sailors in Guanabara Bay at Rio de Janeiro

Sailors in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will face more than just tough competition. They will be sailing in Guanabara Bay, a body of water thoroughly befouled with garbage and sewage.  Falling overboard is not recommended.  As reported by the … Continue reading

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Rescue Helicopter Crashes off Rio’s Copacabana Beach

From time to time, it is worth being reminded just how difficult it is to pilot a helicopter over wind and waves.  Despite signs warning of dangerous conditions, a swimmer got into trouble in the ocean off Rio de Janeiro ‘s … Continue reading

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Air France 447 Wreck Site Located in Atlantic off Brazil

After over two years and three failed searches, an international team, including specialists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in partnership  with French authorities, have located the primary wreckage of Air France Flight 447 which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on May … Continue reading

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After 67 years, the truth of HMS Dasher tragedy is revealed

In 1940 and 1941, Moore McCormack Lines took delivery of four Rio class C3 Class passenger/cargo liners from Sun Shipbuilding.   They were the Rio Hudson, the Rio Parana, the Rio de la Plata and the  Rio de Janeiro.  In May … Continue reading

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