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OTD: The Sinking of the Oceanos

On this day (04/08/1991), the cruise ship Oceanos sank off the South African Coast with the loss of no lives. A massive rescue effort by merchant ships and the South African Air Force supported by the onboard entertainment staff ensured … Continue reading

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Burning Ships.

In the news this week was the fire on board the former Cunard Countess, which was laid up at Chalkis in Greece under the name Ocean Countess.  A fire on board an empty ship is not as big a disaster … Continue reading

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