Gregory Katz and Aya Batrawy The Associated Press Published 3:56 PM EDT Jul 21, 2019 London — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm Dryad Global shows that a British frigate was too far away from the targeted tanker to keep it from being diverted into an Iranian port despite U.K. efforts to keep it from being boarded. On the recording, a stern-voiced British naval officer insists that the U.K.-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero must be allowed to sail through the Strait of Hormuz even as Iranian paramilitary forces demand — successfully — that the vessel change course. The audio shows how Britain’s once mighty Royal Navy was unable to prevent the ship’s seizure, which has been condemned by Britain and its European allies as they … [Read more...] about New audio shows U.K. couldn’t stop Iran from seizing ship
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Published 11:04 am CDT, Sunday, July 14, 2019 The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The museum is showing six of the 12 known remaining life jackets from ship, including at least one worn by a survivor that's never been shown. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) less The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The museum is showing six of the 12 known remaining life ... more Photo: Calvin Mattheis, AP Photo: Calvin Mattheis, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the … [Read more...] about Titanic survivor’s lifejacket on exhibit at museum
By the time they made it to land, the injured young man was in severe shock and had no radial pulse. Bystanders on the beach strapped him to a makeshift stretcher and then whisked him away. It was too late. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A pall descended over Massachusetts. The next day the beaches were deserted, and up and down the coast people shook their heads and predicted that nothing would ever be the same. They were right — to a point. That incident took place 83 years ago, in Buzzards Bay. Claiming the life of a 16-year-old Dorchester kid by the name of Joseph Troy, the attack became a touchstone for coastal New England. In the decades since, in those rare instances when someone spotted a shark — or, rarer still, when someone was attacked by one — public officials dipped into history to use the death as psychological comfort for panicked beachgoers. Their reassuring refrain went like this: Don’t be alarmed. We haven’t had a fatal … [Read more...] about Sharks on the Cape: Just how scared should we be?