Nice National News photos

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Pile of wood on Worthing Beach (January 2008) national news
Image by wallygrom From BBC News - 15 January 2008. A stricken cargo ship has sunk in rough weather a day after its crew was rescued during an earlier storm. The Greek-registered Ice Prince went down about 26 miles (42km) off Portland Bill, Dorset, after shedding more than 2,000 tonnes of its timber cargo. Twelve crew were airlifted to Dorset and eight taken by lifeboat to Devon. Coastguards said the risk of oil pollution was low, but they were concerned a "wood slick" of the cargo could be a hazard to shipping. A coastguard spokesman said the ship sank at about 0045 GMT on Tuesday after being monitored through the night by two tugs. Waves had reached 9ft (2.7m) and there were strong winds. The Ice Prince, which weighs 6,395 tonnes and is 328ft (100m) in length, sent out its initial emergency call at about 1900 GMT on Sunday. Rescuers battled gale force winds and rough seas with 16ft (5m) swells to evacuate the men from the vessel in a mission one lifeboatman described as a "once-in-a-career" rescue. Twelve of the crew were airlifted to Portland, Dorset, and eight others taken by lifeboat to Brixham, Devon. It is understood the members of the Ice Prince's crew were all foreign nationals and were wearing lifejackets and immersion suits when rescued. The vessel was carrying 5,258 tonnes of sawn Swedish red and white timber. About 2,000 tonnes of the cargo was being carried on the deck and a quantity of wood - about 3,000 tonnes - is still believed to be in the hold. It was also carrying an estimated 400 tonnes of fuel oil and other lubricating oils in its engine spaces. The ship settled about 26 miles (42km) south-south east of Portland Bill, with its stern settling on the sea bed and leaving her bow about 5m (16ft) out of the water for several hours before it went completely underwater. A counter-pollution aircraft was sent to the scene to survey the area and a salvage headquarters has been set up at Weymouth's Customs House. Coastguards said they were expecting a "wood slick" to end up somewhere on the south coast over the next few days. Police forces have been alerted. Helicopters have been checking the area for any signs of for oil pollution. Kelly Reynolds of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said initial surveillance showed that the risk of pollution was low. She said; "We've seen a slight sheen coming from the vessel, but that is to be expected considering that the engine room is flooded. "But the main tanks with the fuel oil are still intact, so the pollution risk at this present time is very low." She said that coastguards were more concerned with the 10m (33ft) lengths of wood. She said: "We believe it is a danger to navigation because there are bundles of wood that are breaking down into loose planks." Warnings have been sent to all shipping in the area to avoid floating timber and emergency navigational buoys are due to be added in the area on Wednesday. Underwater surveillance equipment is also due to be used on the sunken vessel on Thursday to assess the condition of the hold and the viability of removing any fuel oil. A 1,000m (3,280ft) temporary exclusion zone is in place around the ship. BBC News, one week later - Shipwreck timber littering the south coast of England - Beaches along the south coast of England will remain closed indefinitely to prevent looters taking away more than 2,000 tonnes of washed-up timber. The wood, several feet deep on the tide line, is from the Greek-registered Ice Prince which sank about 26 miles (42km) off Dorset after a storm last Tuesday. (15 January 2008) Beaches along the Sussex coast from Ferring as far east as Hastings have been littered with the timber. Dover Coastguard said it was likely more would wash up on Kent's beaches. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) said its beaches, which were the worst affected, would be out of bounds to the public for the foreseeable future. The salvage operation is being carried out by contractors authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It said people taking the wood had become a "serious problem". A spokesman said: "Lots of people have been turning up, including men in vans taking a load - a significant number of people." Sussex Police has issued a warning to say removing the timber is unlawful, and if people continue to take the wood, they could be liable to prosecution and arrest under the Merchant Shipping Act. Safety warnings The Marine Conservation Society warned on Monday that 313 tonnes of fuel oil remained on the vessel and required urgent removal. However, it said the fuel tanks appeared at present to be still intact. "The Ice Prince lies adjacent to a commercial fishery for flatfish species such as plaice and sole, and seabirds such as razorbill and guillemot," said a spokesman. Worthing beach was closed at the weekend to allow heavy machinery to remove the washed-up cargo. Wendy Knight, from Worthing Borough Council, said the ship's owners had appointed contractors to find a market for the timber which would then be sold. Barriers and cordons were being erected along the beach, with "public safety the key element". Mariners, windsurfers and canoeists have been warned that the floating wood could cause a serious accident. The 10m (33ft) lengths of sawn wood were put on board in bundles, but sea conditions broke many of them apart. [Manager Pat Moran, Cincinnati NL (baseball)] (LOC) national news
Image by The Library of Congress Bain News Service,, publisher. [Manager Pat Moran, Cincinnati NL (baseball)] [1919] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Pat Moran, Reds. Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.29208 Call Number: LC-B2- 4993-6 War exhibit, N.Y., 6/14/15 - shell (LOC) national news
Image by The Library of Congress Bain News Service,, publisher. War exhibit, N.Y., 6/14/15 - shell 1915 June 14 (date created or published later by Bain) 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Photograph shows a soldier holding a shell at an exhibit by the National Security League which was part of the "Peace and Preparation Conference" held at the Hotel Astor in New York City in June 1915. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.19287 Call Number: LC-B2- 3513-7
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