September 19, 2021

Dutch sea search stumbles on ‘oldest’ shipwreck

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From BBC It is being hailed as a lucky accident, after salvage teams searching for containers that fell off a ship in a storm discovered a 16th Century shipwreck on the North Sea floor. The ship, dating back to 1540, was filled with a cargo of copper plates and some of them were put on […]

Marseille puts American cruise ship captain on trial over pollution

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From The Local Fr. In a first for France the American captain of a giant cruise ship goes on trial in Marseille on Monday on pollution charges as the Mediterranean port city grapples with the rise in smog caused by its drive to increase boat tourism. The American captain of a massive cruise ship faces […]

China could be the sponge to soak up the world’s oil oversupply

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By Colin Chilcoat, OilPrice.com From Business Insider Discerning market pessimism from fundamental-based movements can be difficult, especially with all the moving oil has done in the last year plus. And to be sure, both have played significant roles to date. Still, any way you slice it, the current downturn is fundamentally sound, i.e., reinforced by […]

Mediterranean anchovies caught in North Sea at Walton Pier

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From BBC Anchovies are normally seen in shoals in the Mediterranean or other warm seas Shoals of fish that normally inhabit warm Mediterranean waters have been seen swimming in the North Sea off the Essex coast. Angler Richard Holgate, who has fished off Walton-on-the Naze pier for decades, said it was the first time he […]

Seals use offshore wind farms as hunting grounds

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By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor From Mashable Offshore wind farms may become seal hunting grounds, new research shows. As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms may affect both seals and their prey, the finding suggests. However, it remains uncertain whether the effects will be helpful or harmful, scientists […]

Oil boss urges overhaul of Brent oil price benchmark

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC World News A growing number of experts are saying a wider range of crude oil types should be introduced to form a truer benchmark than Brent has become The head of the world’s largest oil trading firm has called for an overhaul of the Brent Crude benchmark oil price. Ian […]

Caribbean Music Festivals Draw Big Name Acts

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse PHOTO: Musician Bruno Mars will headline the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in August. (Splash News, splashnews.com) There’s only one sure way to improve on the Caribbean’s beautiful blue waters, sunny skies and wonderfully warm temperatures – add some music! Several islands across the region are hosting jazz and […]

Super Puma fatal accident inquiry: Helicopter ‘fell like a torpedo’

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From BBC All 16 helicopter crash victims  All 16 men on board the Super Puma died when it crashed into the North Sea A seaman who saw a helicopter crash “like a torpedo”, killing 16 men, has told a fatal accident inquiry the rotor blades came down several seconds after the fuselage of the Super […]