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Hungarian salvage crews to raise the wrecked boat in Danube

As Reuters reports, Hungarian salvage crews prepared to raise the wreck of the boat that capsized on the Danube river, Budapest, and resulted to the loss of 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew. All the bodies, except eight, have been recovered.

R/V Petrel publishes photos of wrecked USS Wasp

The crew of Paul Allen’s research vessel, the R/V Petrel discovered the American wrecked aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV7), which was sank in 1942 after being fatally damaged by Japanese torpedoes. After several AUV dives Petrel found it in 14,000 feet of water, miles from the best estimate of its final position. 

The first Japanese battleship wreck from WWII found

Researchers from the organization started by philanthropist Paul Allen found the wreck of the first Japanese battleship sunk by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The 1914-built Hiei was a Japanese battlecruiser, one of the most heavily-armed vessels of its era, having eight 14-inch guns and armour up to nine inches thick. The vessel was crippled by a shell from the USS San Francisco on the 13th which disabled the steering gear. 

Sunken Thai tour boat ‘Phoenix’ refloated

 On Saturday afternoon, Thai authorities managed to recover the wreck of the tourist boat ‘Phoenix’, which sank in July claiming lives of over 40 people onboard. The sunken vessel had been lying in 45 metres of water, about 4 km off Ko Hae, near Phuket, since 5 July, when it capsized in heavy weather. Previous attempts to refloat the sunken boat had been unsuccessful.

South Korea lifts Sewol wreck after three years

On March 23, the government of South Korea lifted Sewol wreck, almost three years after it sank in waters off Jindo, South Jeolla Province, on April 2014. The 6,825-ton ferry, which had been lying at a depth of 44 meters, was lifted by two salvage barges.

MV Rena shipwreck to remain on Astrolabe Reef

In a decision released by the New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the shipwreck of MV Rena containership which grounded in October 2011 , will remain along its equipment and cargo on the Astrolabe reef.

NTSB: Wreckage believed to be El Faro

NTSB believes that a wreckage found by a search team to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. The vessel was located at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of the last known position.

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