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Friday, January 24, 2014

Navy Target Practice? or "Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Headed For The UK?"

Yahoo report: Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Headed For The UK?

A "Tomo News" video:

The BBC is more restrained:
The abandoned Russian cruise liner, named Lyubov Orlova, has been missing since it was cut loose while being towed from Canada almost a year ago.

There had been fears that winter storms could have been pushed it across the Atlantic Ocean and towards the UK.

But coastguards have reported no sightings.

A spokesman for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "We have received no reported sightings of the vessel since April last year, but we will respond accordingly."

Sounds like the time to unlimber some naval guns and torpedoes and put this thing down if anyone can find it.

Way down.

1 comment:

  1. The "missing" 300-footer appeared to be seaworthy, so one thing that is almost certain is that the towing company acted to cut its losses (not fully paid in advance, of course, after learning crew was not to be paid due to owner bankruptcy.

    You know more about the ins and outs of applicable maritime laws, but I suspect the "missing" vessel had been appropriated by an acquaintance of the towing outfit's owners, put in a drydock and sold for a tidy (pun intended) profit.