Showing posts from May, 2012

Rev Up for Disneyland Cars Land Launch

In June, Rod will attend the media launch of Disneyland California's new Cars Land attraction. The event also reviews all new attractions at the destination as well as those opened in the last five years. He is happy to accept commissions for this event. If you require further details, please email : rodeime (at)

Vanuatu: Liner strikes mine, 5000 wade ashore

Inside the Coolidge She was one of the premier cruise liners of the era, but in time of war, the 22000 ton luxury, SS President Coolidge , answered the call to serve her country. Carrying 5000 men and many tons of valuable war cargo, she strikes two mines at the mouth of Luganville's busy harbour in the New Hebrides. All but two men escaped before the once proud vessel rolled to port and sunk in more than 70m of water. Today the SS President Coolidge is perhaps the most famous dive wreck in the world, visited by hundreds of avid scuba divers each year. Allan Power , recently inducted into the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, began diving the sunken wreck in the 1970s and after more than 25,000 dives, still visits her watery grave. Rod travelled to Vanuatu in May to see the wreck for himself and meet the man dubbed 'Mr President' by divers from all over the world. Who is the famous 'lady' divers refer to? Why wasn't Captain Nelson advised of the m