The youngest ship to be broken

In Ships Mail (SM, July) Andrew Mackinnon asks if the 15-year-old Albert Rickmers was the youngest ship ever to be broken up. The shipping business is very cyclical, and during economic downturns many vessels are broken up prematurely.

After the 1973 oil crisis, tankers were sent for lay-up after completion, and many were scrapped, including BP Tanker’s British Diplomat (1963/30,815gt), which was only 12 years old. Similar things happened during the 1930s Great Depression, most notably with Atlantic Transport Line’s large passenger cargo ships Minnewaska (1923/21,726grt) and Minnetonka (1924/21,998grt), which went to the breakers aged only 11 and ten years

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West Pakistan was struck by another earthquake of magnitude 6.8

September 29, 2013. In the south-west Pakistan in an area where this week earthquake has killed at least 400 people, there was a new seismic cataclysm of magnitude 6.8.

According to reports, the most affected district Avaran, killing at least 12 people.

As stated by one of the officials of the Pakistani television station, the message already has been interrupted due to a previous earthquake, completely broken.

Attempts to help people left homeless are difficult because of impassable roads and the actions of local separatists.

According to U.S. seismologists, new tremors were felt throughout the province of Baluchistan.


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The tragedy of the Titanic could be repeated

A huge array of ice Ward Hunt, who for three thousand years, has joined the Canadian territory of Nunavut (Ellesmere Island) with Greenland has broken up into many pieces, which were to drift in the Beaufort Sea. These icebergs can be a danger to passing ships — the tragedy of «Tikanika» despite the remoteness, remember everything. Stretch of sea where drift ice blocks, navigable enough — there are major ports in Greenland. The original shelf area is 388 square meters. kilometers. Obviously, the glacier has broken up due to climate change.

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Giant hailstones the size of a tennis ball hit Germany

July 28, 2013. "Heavy artillery" — large hail caused extensive damage to the inhabitants of a German village Wassel Sehnte on Saturday night.

Eyewitnesses describe the size of hail, argue that it was the size of tennis balls.

The video shows the damaged roofs, broken windows, a broken garden furniture and riddled vehicles.


American website offer efforts to recycling of old vacuum cleaner

American website offer efforts to recycling of old vacuum cleaner Facts

It has become popular enough to engage in the processing of all kinds of obsolete or broken devices that people use in everyday life and in everyday life. To date appliances are the fastest growing waste stream, but 75% of broken and unused devices continue to gather dust in people at home, because they do not know how to better and safer to get rid of them.

One of the companies in Washington suggested that since the Americans could give to process their old mobile phones and

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Weather anomalies in Greenland



31.05.12.Na days, namely 29 May 2012, the temperature in Greenland has broken all records. The air warmed up to plus 25 degrees Celsius. Earlier, according to the observations of meteorologists, ever so warm in the month of May was not.

Previous record was set 20 years ago May 31, 1991. On that day, the air temperature was 23 degrees Celsius.

Summer weather, set the last few days in Greenland, which is interesting, reflected on the owners of restaurants and cafes. Restaurant and hospitality associations Greenland agreed to recommend restaurants and cafes to use the well-known Swiss dishes

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Volgograd rescuers cope with the consequences of Hurricane


11.04.11.Shkvalisty wind tore off the roof of houses, felled trees and broken advertising schity.Na last weekend Volgograd rescuers had great hard: in several parts of the city eliminated the effects of the hurricane.

Thus, in the central region of the city from the roofs of corrugated iron sheets flew. To remedy the situation, the rescuers had to use climbing equipment. In Krasnooktyabrsky area canopy ripped from the balcony: Alarmed residents called emergency services. They wait too long: banked sheet iron threatened to fall from a height of 5 floors.

In Traktorozavodsky near hurricane broke the tree: it

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Sinkhole in Kharkov. Video

Karst holes

30.07.11.Ne managed to unload fresh asphalt as failed under the old one. Such a disaster occurred today with a multi-ton Kamaz on the corner Artem and Petrovsky

Here in the trap was loaded with asphalt KAMAZ today at the intersection of Artem and Petrovsky. The truck driver was not happy with what happened. Perhaps that's why his reaction was low-key and ungracious when he saw a video camera.

Kamaz driver: "That everything is visible. What to tell you. — How was the rear wheel under the ground? — How, buried, what can not be seen. " Worker: "Quite

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In Kerch paced whirlwind. Photo


Tornado in the Kerch Strait. Marina photo Neshev

15.08.11.Segodnya a hero city hurricane. Local residents have experienced all the delights of the weather.

Heavy rain flooded several streets Kerch water. As a result, at the crossroads of the Proletarian and Kirov was a great jam.

In addition, flooded storm drains and curbs. Pedestrians around the city to the touch, and the cars were like submarines, reports

But what about the storm in the Kerch tornado can do without … of course, atmospheric vortex appeared in cumulonimbus clouds, and spread down. Kerchane managed to capture the natural

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Weather in the Czech Republic broke temperature records

Temperature records were broken on Friday in 44 cities of the Czech Republic, the country established unusually warm weather, the Czech news agency CTK reported, citing data from National Weather Service.

The highest temperature — plus 22.1 degrees Celsius — was recorded in the south in Cesky Krumlov. In cities Bynev, Plzen, Pisek, the temperature rose above 21 degrees Celsius.

The oldest temperature record broken in Pshibram, where it was 20.4 degrees Celsius, the previous record was recorded here in 1899 — plus 15.1 degrees Celsius. According to weather forecasts, on Saturday throughout the Czech Republic is expected even

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