M/V "UNITED MALIKA", a 387.8 foot reefer vessel with a cargo of fish, ran aground in a remote location near the shore of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, on August 4th, 2003. The 17-member crew was rescued by the Mauritanian Navy.
The most visited wreck in the Manitou Islands area, it sank on November 29, 1960 after running into the previously wrecked Walter L. Frost that was about 600 feet south of this wreck, but is no longer visible. She was built in Hamburg, Germany.
The so-called Richat structure in Mauritania, Africa, not a meteor crater but a geological structure caused by the erosion of an ancient volcano.
The 39km wide form was made by the erosion of layers of rock which domed upward. The depression or pit in which the domed rock rings sit is 100m deeper than the surrounding plateau area (darker coloured rock).
This is the site of the worst Amtrak accident in US history.
The 1993 Big Bayou Canot train wreck was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge near Mobile, AL (USA), killing 47 and injuring 103, on September 22, 1993. It is the deadliest train wreck in the history of the United States passenger railroad company Amtrak. In terms of fatalities and destruction, th...