Maritime

Chilling Remains of the Mar Sem Fim

April 7th, 2012 started just like every other day for the 76-ft. Brazilian research vessel Mar Sem Fim ("Endless Sea"). Unfortunately the vessel would...

Sealand: Smallest Country in the World

Considered more of a principality, the micronation of Sealand is located on an old British World War II radar platform. It was a Maunsell...

Texas City Disaster: Deadliest Industrial Accident in U.S. History

Across the bay from Galveston in Texas is Texas City, a busy port with convenient access to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. In...

The Ellen Austin Encounter

One of the more fascinating oceanic tales is that of the strange encounter between the Ellen Austin and an abandoned vessel found adrift near the...
World Discoverer ship wreck

Shipwrecked: World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship World Discoverer slowly rusts. Built in...
lighthouse storm

Maritime Tech: A Lighthouse Guide

Lighthouses are a dying breed. Ships feared dark coastlines and relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from dangerous rocks. Today with GPS and...