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Salvage experts weigh the options for Concordia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — From raising the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk to securing drilling platforms wrenched loose by Hurricane Katrina, Dutch companies have a long history of mopping up after maritime disasters.  The Rotterdam-based Smit Salvage has not yet won the contract to salvage the $450 million Costa Concordia …

Victim of the kamikaze | Past Horizons

  The wreck of a ship, believed to be from the ill-fated fleet that attempted to invade Japan in 1281 has been found in Imari Bay off Matsuura. Discovered near Takashima island, the ship is believed to have gone down during the Battle of Koan in 1281 when Kublai Khan …

Wreck suggests Romans shipped live fish – UPI.com

GRADO, Italy, June 6 (UPI) — Italian archaeologists say evidence from a sunken Roman ship suggests fish could have been kept alive in on-board tanks as they traded around the Mediterranean. Due to a lack of refrigeration, historians have long assumed Roman ships catching fish could only deliver them locally …