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Strange Carcass Washes up on Villaricos Beach – Spanish “Sea Monster” a Giant Oar Fish?

It is around 13 feet long, appears to have horns and stinks to high heaven.  A carcass washed ashore on Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, Spain which is being widely referred to a “sea monster.”  Perhaps a bit small to … Continue reading

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Deadly Lifeboat – Five Crew Dead and Three Injured in Falling Lifeboat on Thomson Majesty

Five crew members on the cruise ship Thomson Majesty are reported to have died and three others were injured after a lifeboat fell 65 feet into the water during a safety drill at the port of Santa Cruz in La Palma, in Spain’s … Continue reading

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Plunderers Plundering the Plunder – Peru Claims Share of Coin Treasure

The silver and gold coins valued at $500 million that Odyssey Marine recovered from the wreck of the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes have now been flown to Spain.  American courts ruled that the coins had been removed illegally and that they … Continue reading

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From Nantucket to Spain, the Incredible Voyage of the Fishing Boat Queen Bee

We have previously posted about “the original social network, “messages in bottles, as well as lobster pot tags from New England that broke loose during the “Perfect Storm” which drifted to a beach in Ireland. Now, we hear of a … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race Off to Rough Start – Two of Six Boats Damaged in First 24 Hours

The six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race departed from Alicante, Spain yesterday and were immediately battered by rough seas and high winds while still in the Mediterranean.  The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing‘s Azzam lost her mast only six hours and 85 nautical … Continue reading

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Container Ship Deneb Capsizes at Dock in Algeciras

Another capsize in the news. Last Saturday, the container feeder ship Deneb capsized at the Maersk terminal in Algeciras, Spain.   Cargo handling had been shut down  due to stability concerns. A few hours later the ship rapidly listed to 50 … Continue reading

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On this Day in History: Magellan Sets Sail

On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. (Magellan was killed en route, but … Continue reading

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