Maritime

Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...

Bouvet: One of the Most Remote Islands in the World

In 1739 a French captain named Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Named for the French...

Largest Ship Graveyard in the World: Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Extending from the west coast of Africa is Ras Nouadhibou, a small peninsula shared by Mauritania and Western Sahara. The east side of the...

Nothing Goes Wrong on Palmerston Island

This New Zealand protectorate is one of the most isolated communities in the world. Palmerston Island is the westernmost islet of a coral atoll...

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...

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...