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Shipwrecks found during MH370 search identified

Sydney - Two shipwrecks found during the hunt for missing flight MH370 in the remote Southern Ocean were identified Thursday as 19th century merchant vessels carrying coal, each crewed by up to 30 people.

Using satellite technology to find shipwrecks

Historians are using satellite technology to scan the world's oceans to look for sunken ships of historical importance. The space-high scanning has produced some interesting finds.

Shipwrecks along U.S. coastal waters pose environmental threat

In the past 100 years, commerce and warfare have left the coastal waters of the United States littered with thousands of sunken vessels. Even though shipwrecks are fascinating, there are now environmental concerns that need to be addressed.

Preserved food found in jars on 2000-year-old shipwreck

Varazze - An ancient ship has been located beneath the waters of the Italian coast. Found buried in the mud, experts believe the food cargo discovered still on the boat has been preserved over the centuries.

19th Century shipwreck found on Prince Edward Island beach

Georgetown - Excavation efforts have begun after the remains of a shipwreck were found along an eastern Prince Edward Island beach. It is believed to be a 19th Century ship.

700-year-old shipwreck with thousands of relics found in Vietnam

A 700-year-old shipwreck has been found off the Vietnamese coast. According to media reports, thousands of antiquities have been found.

400-year-old treasure found at shipwreck site in Gulf of Mexico

Tampa - A 400-year-old treasure found off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico has been recovered. The Spanish vessel was on its way back east when it succumbed to a hurricane.

Archaeologists hope to identify mysterious shipwreck

Drumbeg - Archaeologists are eager to try and identify the name of an old shipwreck found off the Scottish Highlands. Experts feel the shipwreck could potentially be 300 to 400 years old.

Marine archaeologist in Sweden discovers 17th century shipwrecks

Stockholm - A marine archaeologist in Sweden was out for a springtime walk when he came upon an unusual sight along the Stockholm waterfront. It turned out to be two shipwrecks.

'Near-mythical' Viking navigational aid found in shipwreck

Researchers believe they have found a sunstone in a 16th century shipwreck. This oblong shaped crystal is described as having been used by Viking mariners.

Mysterious 19th century boat unearthed on Cumberland Island, Ga.

A beachcomber recently noticed an odd looking piece of wood sticking out of the sand on Cumberland Island, a federally protected wilderness area. Alerting authorities, archeologists examining the boat's remains believe it was constructed in the mid-1800s.

Viking-era shipwreck found off the coast of Sweden

A centuries-old shipwreck has been discovered lying underneath the waters of Sweden's coastline. The remains of the boat have been estimated to be about 800 years old.

Divers plan to extract 16th century Chinese porcelain from ocean

An exquisite treasure is resting at the bottom of the ocean off the shores of Indonesia, and one company is making plans to pull it up to the surface.

Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Mediterranean

In Rome, archeologists discovered five well-preserved ancient Roman shipwrecks submerged about 150 meters of Ventone, a small Mediterranean island between Rome and Naples.
 

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Screengrab of NOAA footage of a  discovered shipwreck
Screengrab of NOAA footage of a discovered shipwreck
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SS Edmund Fitzgerald underway in 1971.
SS Edmund Fitzgerald underway in 1971.
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Scene from a video showing an old shipwreck leaking oil into the North Sea environment.
Scene from a video showing an old shipwreck leaking oil into the North Sea environment.
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The NOAA Resources and UnderSea Threats (RUST) database has over 30 000 targets  including
20 000 ve...
The NOAA Resources and UnderSea Threats (RUST) database has over 30,000 targets, including 20,000 vessels.
NOAA
screengrab of NOAA footage showing artifacts lying on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico from 19th cent...
screengrab of NOAA footage showing artifacts lying on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico from 19th century shipwreck
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Shipwrecks pose an environmental problem as they can potentially pollute the waters  endangering mar...
Shipwrecks pose an environmental problem as they can potentially pollute the waters, endangering marine life.
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