Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of RMS LUSITANIA, 07 May 1915 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk. The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans and hastened the United States’ entrance into World War I. The Lusitania sunk within 18 minutes. Though…

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Infographic – VALEMAX: the largest Bulk carrier in the world

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Valemax ships are the largest bulk carriers ever constructed, when measuring deadweight tonnage or length overall, and are amongst the longest ships of any type currently in service. Watch the video below: The below infographic provides interesting data on this magnificent type of ship. Enjoy !!!   For more interesting maritime infographics click here

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Lessons Learnt: Death of a Bosun during Lifeboat drill (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) UK P&I club has developed a series of Lessons Learnt training videos. The videos are aimed at providing an inter-active learning experience for seafarers of all ranks by examining thought provoking incidents as well as suggesting actions which may have prevented them from happening or to mitigate their consequences. At the end of each video,…

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Flashback in maritime History – Magellan’s expedition circumnavigates globe 6 Sept. 1522 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) One of Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships–the Vittoria–arrives at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, thus completing the first circumnavigation of the world. The Vittoria was commanded by Basque navigator Juan Sebastian de Elcano, who took charge of the vessel after the murder of Magellan in the Philippines in April 1521. During a long, hard journey…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Princess Alice on the river Thames, resulting in 650 deaths, 03 Sept. 1878 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice was built in 1865. It operated primarily as an excursion steamer on the River Thames, carrying sightseers from London to Gravesend and back. On 3 September 1878, it departed in the morning for a “Moonlight Trip”, transiting to Gravesend so that passengers could spend several pleasant hours touring Rosherville Gardens and…

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