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A Brief History On March 8, 2017, a Boeing 777 jet airliner flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China, disappeared from radar screens and has not been seen or heard from since, despite incredibly large and extensive search efforts.  A total of 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished from the face of the Earth and grieving relatives want to know why. Digging Deeper While it is true that airplanes have “disappeared” often enough over the course of aviation history, with some highly noted cases such as that of Amelia Earhart (1937) and of course the infamous “Bermuda…

A Brief History Nowadays, packing your stuff and moving to a new home is not easy. It is both emotionally and physically stressful. It requires planning, lots of effort, and dedication. If you do not have the necessary skills and experience, the entire process can get out of hand. Hiring professional movers to help you move can give you peace of mind. And you will save lots of time and money. Is it worth it to hire movers? Continue reading to learn more. Digging Deeper 1. Packing Packing your stuff takes time. If you pack your belongings, you may end…

A Brief History On February 15, 1961, the sporting world was rocked by one of the worst disasters in sports history, the crash of Sabena Flight 548 in Belgium, killing all 72 people on board, including the entire US Figure Skating team, both competitors and coaches and even some family members.  Luckily, only 1 person on the ground was also killed.  Other sports teams have suffered from the catastrophic crash of airliners and buses, or even the terrorist massacre at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, but the US Figure Skating team loss was one of the first really big disasters…

A Brief History No, we do do not live in the Dark Ages, but yes, thousands of people are stuck at sea, trapped in ships, with no way out. The reason? Coronavirus. This epidemic has not only strangled people in China; it is also releasing its wrath on those who have been traveling through the seas. Cruise ships are idling at coastlines, but the passengers aboard are unable to exit. They are being quarantined. Digging Deeper Although the people on these ships are being provided with basic necessities, such as food, water and toilet paper, it is uncertain whether other…

A Brief History On February 7, 1863, the waters off New Zealand witnessed the worst maritime disaster in that country’s history when the Royal Navy corvette, HMS Orpheus went aground and sank while trying to enter Manukau Harbour, leaving 189 of the 259 man crew dead.  We have discussed numerous naval and maritime “oops moments” in which blunders have sunk or heavily damaged ships, often with the cost of many lives. Digging Deeper The Orpheus was fitted out as a “full rigged ship,” although she also had a steam engine that powered a single screw drive (propeller).  Classed as a…

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