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On 20 April 2008, Brazilian priest Adelir Antônio de Carli left Paranaguá (PR), bound for Dourados, in Mato Grosso do Sul. He flew in colourful helium balloons and aimed to stay in the air for 20 hours. The winds carried him into the Atlantic Ocean, communications and navigation failed, and his body was only found, by chance, 3 months later by a ship.


After the disaster of Feb. 1, 2003, pieces of Columbia space shuttle debris are seen stored in a hangar at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida during accident investigation in 2003. More than 82,000 pieces of debris were recovered. Imaged released May 15, 2003 [NASA]


Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off, January 28, 1986 [NASA].


“Shipwrecked sailors attacked by man eating sharks” illustration from Sea and Land An Illustrated History by JW Buel, 1887.


Costa Concordia, 2014, just after refloating. [Photo: Tiziana Fabi]


On the night of January, 13, 2012, Costa Concordia, the very same cruise ship that appears in Film Socialisme, by Jean-Luc Godard (2010), struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western coast of Italy, just next to Giglio Island, where it remained, partially submerged, for 2 years.
In 2014 the firm Titan Salvage took the contract to refloat the boat and salvage what remained. The boat was then towed 320 kilometres to the harbour of Genoa, for scrapping. This picture was taken on July, 21, 2014. [Photo: Tiziana Fabi]


The Hansy, 1911.
The Norwegian sailing ship the Hansy was wrecked in November 1911 on the eastern side of the Lizard in Cornwall.
[Photo: The Gibsons of Scilly]


SV Granite Slate, 1895
American three-masted sailing ship built in 1877 ran aground near Porthcurno 4th November 1895
[Photo: The Gibsons of Scilly]


27th May 1883:  Clouds pouring from the volcano on Krakatoa (aka Krakatau or Rakata) in south western Indonesia during the early stages of the eruption which destroyed most of the island.  Royal Society Report on Krakatoa Eruption (London, Trubner & Co., 1888).




Cow being painted with white stripes to increase visibility during wartime blackouts (England, 1940s).