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Old 2019-08-01, 02:11   #155
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Paddle steamer the "Louisiana Star" in Hamburg (Germany):
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1) How did it get to Germany, except in pieces? OOPS! (Unless, of course, it was built there.)
2) What is it burning to produce such a smoke-free stack gas?

EDIT: On #2 I am guessing the fuel is something like LPG (liquefied petroleum gas).

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Old 2019-08-01, 07:32   #156
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1) How did it get to Germany, except in pieces? OOPS! (Unless, of course, it was built there.)
2) What is it burning to produce such a smoke-free stack gas?
Yes, I didn't like the idea of crossing the Atlantic ocean in such a craft, either!
But I think it was built in Germany as a tourist attraction, with an ordinary diesel engine.

We also took the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen, which is carried across the border on a ferry.
After the last station in Germany (Puttgarden), the train drives directly on to the car deck of the ferry, and you get out and go on deck for the short water crossing.
At the other end, you get back in the train, which drives off the boat straight into the first Danish station (Rødby Færge) and then on to Copenhagen.
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Old 2019-09-17, 12:40   #157
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4 dead after tourist boat capsizes off Senegal’s capital
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s interior minister says four Senegalese are dead after a tourist boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of the capital.

Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye told private radio station RFM that among the dead were national parks staffers.
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Old 2019-09-17, 13:28   #158
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Don't these folks pay any attention to weather forecasts?
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Old 2019-09-28, 08:25   #159
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Today is the 25th anniversary of the Estonia ferry sinking in which 852 people died.
As with the Titanic sinking, this led to improvements in the rules for safety at sea.
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Tall ship the Wylde Swan planned to end its current sail training voyage for youngsters
in the Caribbean, from where they would fly home.
But it is now having trouble with airport disruption caused by the corona virus
and so they have decided to sail back across the ocean instead.
They reckon it will take between 3 and 4 weeks.

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Well, training is going to be for 3-4 weeks longer
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Old 2020-03-25, 16:13   #162
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Tall ship the Wylde Swan planned to end its current sail training voyage for youngsters
in the Caribbean, from where they would fly home.
But it is now having trouble with airport disruption caused by the corona virus
and so they have decided to sail back across the ocean instead.
They reckon it will take between 3 and 4 weeks.
Sounds fantastic!
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Old 2020-11-21, 16:04   #163
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Passenger ferry runs aground off Finland.
Apparently, there are no casualties (so far).
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55029358
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It is the second time in two months that a Viking Line ferry has run aground off the Åland Islands. On 30 September, 300 passengers had to be evacuated from the Viking Amorella which hit rocks off Järsö. It has since been towed to Turku for repairs.

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Old 2020-12-18, 19:14   #164
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Sweden to lift ban on surveying Estonia ferry wreck after 25 years.
Press article (in English): https://www.thelocal.se/20201218/swe...after-25-years
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