Ukraine has been able to challenge Russia’s dominance of the Black Sea, and this will be key to success in its counteroffensive.
The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits gives Turkey control over the water route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
I have worked on many shipwreck investigations and have been involved in the discovery of a couple of shipwreck sites of this period. Here’s what’s usually involved in identifying a ship.
When a shipload of puritan colonisers set sail for the New World, maritime science and navigation were fairly unsophisticated.
Some 1,500 years ago, the Plague of Justinian spread via ships from North Africa to Europe and Asia, killing up to 50 million people.