Tanker collides with on-trials car carrier

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Tanker collides with on-trials car carrier

December 30, 2013—A chemical tanker that collided with a newbuild car carrier and caught fire could break in two, Korea’s Arirang News today quoted officials as saying. The officials said that the tanker had been left with a large hole in its side. The car carrier, the 55,700 gt Gravity Highway is under construction at Hyundai Mipo for Israel’s Ray Shipping. It was on shipbuilder’s sea trials some 9 miles off Busan when the collision took place at 2:15 local time, according to media reports.

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Great War Tommy, The British soldier 1914-18 (all models), Owners’ Workshop Manual

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Improbable though the workshop manual treatment of soldiers may seem, this book works very well and will allow a large readership to understand how the British Tommy became such and effective combatant in a new and terrible form of warfare. In an age of fully automatic rifles, carbines and pistols, it can be difficult to understand how effective a bolt action rifle can be in the hands of a well trained user. When the Germans first came under fire from Enfield rifle-armed Tommies, they though they were under machine gun fire

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Fight For The Sea, Naval Adventures From The Second World War

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Traditionally, naval historians have concentrated on covering one relatively narrow area of naval activity, or attempted to cover the Second World War globally in every aspect of war on land, sea and in the air. This new book takes a refreshing new approach and collects a series of stories from around the world’s oceans, dividing the stories into periods of the war.

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WINGED VICTORY

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VELOCE carves a track on the way to Hobart
VELOCE, Sail No: SM602, Bow No: 06, Owner: Phil Simpfendorfer, Skipper: Phil Simpfendorfer, Design: Elliott 44CR, LOA (m): 13.7, State: VIC

Day 5 and the remaining boats racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race had a slight respite from prevailing weather conditions as the southwesterly moderated to 20 – 25 knots over night into this morning (December 30). Unfortunately for Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose, any chance of upsetting Victoire as overall handicap leader went by the boards with the diminishing breeze – at 4am AEDT when the boat needed to finish, it still had 35 miles to go.

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