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Titanic wreck is becoming vulnerable

EYOS Expeditions staff have led an expedition to the Titanic, deploying a submersible to conduct several dives on the wreck over a 10-day period. The wreck has become vulnerable from sweeping eddies and subjected to ever-changing sea currents. The wreck is being slowly consumed by the strong, deep currents that flow through the Atlantic here, along with natural salt corrosion and metal eating bacteria.

Researchers find wreck of last slave ship off Alabama

Researchers discovered the last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the US in Alabama’s Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, the Alabama Historical Commission announced Wednesday. 

Raysut II wreck removal off Oman successfully completed

Resolve Marine Group announced that it completed the wreck removal of the bulk cement carrier MV Raysut II, which grounded off the pristine beaches of Al-Fazayah Beach, Salalah. Raysut II, left the Port of Salalah in May 2018 when the port was evacuated because adverse weather conditions. The vessel lost headway and steerage and grounded on Fazayah Beach on 26th May 2018.

WWII shipwreck discovered off Victorian coastline

After being lost for 77 years, an Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. The SS Iron Crown was sunk on 4 June 1942 while travelling through Bass Strait with a cargo of manganese ore. The heavily loaded freighter was hit by a torpedo from a submarine and sank within a minute.

Australia may have a new lead for the lost WWII Destroyer

The search for the Australian Navy’s sunken World War II destroyer HMAS Vampire is currently ongoing off the coast of Sri Lanka, as navies of both countries contribute hydrographic assets to find the ship. Research carried out by both Australian and Sri Lankan hydrographers found that there is a strong possibility that HMAS Vampire’s final resting place has been located.

Archaeology project finds world’s oldest intact wreck

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project claims that is has discovered the world’s oldest intact wreck, a Greek sailing vessel which dates back to 400 BC. The wooden hull is well-preserved as it is located a mile beneath the surface of the Black Sea, where low level of oxygen in the water limits decay. 

58 ancient shipwrecks found in Fournoi, Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have found at least 58 shipwrecks, which say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks that were ever found in the Aegean and possibly the Mediterranean. The wrecks were found in the small island of Fournoi. Most are dated back to the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras.

Pulaski shipwreck location confirmed by divers

Blue Water Ventures International and Endurance Exploration Group verified the identity of the Steamboat Pulaski. Several items were recovered containing the name “Pulaski” on the artifacts, establishing the ship’s provenance. The Pulaski sank in 1838 off the coast of North Carolina. It’s one of the more notable shipwrecks in the early history of the eastern seaboard of the US.

19th century shipwrecks discovered during search for Malaysia Airlines flight

Two shipwrecks were discovered 2,300km off the coast of Western Australia during the initial search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The shipwrecks have been identified as 19th Century merchant sailing vessels carrying cargoes of coal. The Western Australian Museum analysed sonar and video data taken by the search vessels Fugro Equator and Havilah Harmony.

Government of Canada confirms wreck of HMS Terror

Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team recently verified the identity of the wreck of HMS Terror, discovered off the shores of King William Island in Nunavut. This discovry will contribute to answering the enduring questions around the fascinating story of the lost Franklin Expedition.

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