World Wreck found believed to be 95-year-old ship that vanished near Bermuda Triangle
Wendy Williams and ex finalize divorce
Find out what Wendy Williams and her ex are getting in the divorce.The daytime talk show host has finalized her divorce from Kevin Hunter, Page Six reported, saying the divorce was made official on Tuesday.
After nearly 95 years, explorers believe they have discovered the SS Cotopaxi, a ship that vanished near the area known as the Bermuda Triangle in 1925.
The steam-powered bulk carrier set sail from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 29, 1925 before disappearing on the way.
Carrying 32 passengers, no bodies have been recovered, and what happened in the shipwreck, or the whereabouts of it, were unknown -- until now.
In the summer of 2019, Michael Barnette went on a dive and believed he came across the wreckage of the Cotopaxi off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida.
Mickelson misses 2nd straight cut; Fowler, Rose also headed home
Phil Mickelson missed the cut for the second straight week, and his schedule doesn't make it any easier to turn things around. After beginning his year last week at The American Express with an abundance of optimism following an intense offseason program to lose weight and improve his game, Lefty is now 0-for-2 in cuts made in 2020 following rounds of 72-73 at Torrey Pines.
Barnette said that while he didn't go specifically looking for the ship, he regularly goes out to sea to help identify local wrecks.
He spotted what is believed to be the Cotopaxi in an area known as the Bear Wreck.
"I felt confident this was the Cotopaxi, given it was the only large steamship in the area," Barnette said in a statement to ABC News.
He enlisted the help of a historian and other research agencies to be sure.
Barnette spoke with British historian Guy Walters, who subsequently combed through archival ship records and learned that the Cotopaxi had sent out wireless distress signals on Dec. 1, 1925 -- two days after it left from Charleston. The signals were picked up in Jacksonville, Florida, around the area of a shipwreck that was found some 35 years ago.
Aid ship with 403 migrants rescued off Libya docks in Italy
A European aid organization that co-operates migrant rescue ships denounced what it characterized as a chaotic maritime rescue system in the central Mediterranean Sea as one of its vessels disembarked hundreds of rescued passengers at an Italian port Wednesday. The Ocean Viking, which is jointly operated by SOS Mediteranee and the medical nonprofit Doctors Without Borders, arrived in the southern port of Taranto with 403 of 407 migrants rescued off Libya during five operations within a 72-hour period. A woman who suffered serious burns and her three children were previously evacuated from the ship to island nation of Malta.
Barnette went diving around the wreck but did not come up with any evidence to prove it was the ship.
But after working with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and preserving the maritime history of the region, two of the group's leading maritime archaeologists went back to the wreckage with Barnette to look for more clues.
Further research corroborated the wreck's location to where the distress signals were sent out, according to Barnette, leading him to believe he had finally uncovered the Cotopaxi.
He called the discovery "incredibly exciting."
"I've done a countless number of shipwreck dives," he said, "but this one truly stood out."
The dives and the findings will be detailed on the new Science Channel series "Shipwreck Secrets," which premieres Feb. 9.
Chinese officials note serious problems in coronavirus response. The World Health Organization keeps praising them. .
Some health experts wonder if the WHO’s deference to China helped spread the virus in the initial weeks.And as the coronavirus swept across the Chinese heartland and jumped to other nations, WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, applauded the “transparency” of the Chinese response.