Flashback in Maritime history – SS Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax 6 Dec 1917

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Halifax Explosion was caused when two ships collided in the narrowest part of Halifax Harbor on the morning of Thursday, December 6, 1917. The SS Mont Blanc, a French ship was arriving from New York City filled with military explosives and ammunition from New York to France for World War I in Europe. In addition to the…

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Flashback in maritime history – Loss of tanker Argo Merchant, 15 December 1976

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 December 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The tanker was en route from Venezuela to Boston carrying 7.7 million gallons of No. 6 fuel oil. The US Government refused to grant permission for the jettisoning of cargo in an…

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Why We’re Losing The Cyber Security War and What You Should Be Doing About It

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Leading maritime cyber security firm, EPSCO-RA invites you to a progressive seminar that will change the way you do business. Launched in 2016 to address emerging maritime cyber security threats, EPSCO-RA knows that cyber threats are actual threats that can impact your daily operations. By protecting yourself against them, you can stay one step…

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A great big THANK YOU to all our readers !

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Kudos to all our registered readers. It’s been a great year! The network continues to grow and it’s always exciting to welcome new members. We currently have over 30,000 registered readers in the Maritime Cyprus news forum and continue to grow everyday. Some demographics: Our registered members, comprise mostly by Shore maritime professionals from over 200…

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Flashback in maritime history – World’s first submarine attack 6 Sept. 1776

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 7th Sept. 1776, during the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare. Submarines were first built by Dutch inventor Cornelius van Drebel in the early 17th century, but it…

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