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400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

World Sep 25, 2018

400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday. "From a heritage perspective, this is the discovery of the decade," project director Jorge Freire said. "In Portugal, this ...

Rare find a mile down off Carolina, shipwreck may date to late 1700s

World Jul 20, 2015

Rare find a mile down off Carolina, shipwreck may date to late 1700s

Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina that may date back to the American Revolution of the late 1700s, Duke University said Friday. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously ...

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

World Apr 15, 2015

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. The boat, carrying about 550 migrants in total, flipped ...

World Oct 7, 2014

UNESCO says wreck found off Haiti isn't Santa Maria

A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed. UNESCO said a team ...

World Jul 14, 2014

Costa Concordia is refloated ahead of being towed to Italian scrapyard

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized. A total of 32 people were killed in the January 2012 accident. Authorities expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the ...