Skip to comments.'Ghost Cruise Ship' Suddenly Appears in the Middle of the Ocean
Posted on 03/12/2013 10:01:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Russian Ghost Ship has recently turned up off the west coast of Ireland after being lost at sea all by its lonesome for weeks now. How did it get lost? Funny you should ask ...
The ship, The Lyubov Orlova, was being towed from Canada to the Dominican Republic for scrap metal when the tug line broke, casting it off to sea. There have been attempts to secure the boat that have failed in the past, leading people to believe the boat would be lost for good, but ship owner Reza Shoeybi said: "I'm trying my best. I'm talking to a few people in Ireland -- salvage companies -- perhaps to partner up with them and retrieve her." What makes the mission extra tricky is the fact that the ship's GPS is broken, as well.
Hopefully, the boat will eventually be retrieved -- and hopefully no "ghosts" have since decided to take up residence in it -- but I've gotta say: This is slightly disconcerting. Not that I plan on ever taking a leisurely row out into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, buuuut if one did, and they got lost, they're pretty much done. Good god, would that be an awful way to go.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestir.cafemom.com ...
I hear Russian cruises are really cheap:)
Guy in pic looks familiar... a Nigerian or Kenyan perhaps?
In Russia, ship cruises you.
Hardly a cruise ship.
I was floating scrap.
The picture is spooky.
Empty ships floating around remind me of something out of the Twilight Zone.
The image at the site is of the WRONG ship!
That’s a freighter, the Lyubov Orlova is a modest sized cruise ship.
Your right the picture at the website is a freighter. the picture in post 9 looks more a cruise liner.
Aw geez, I busted out laughing on that one . LOL
It’s about Spring Break time. Offer unlimited booze and the college kids will swim out to it.
Years ago Russian ships would dock at what use to be Lukenbach docks in Tampa where today sits the Ice Palace.
My brother and I would go and trade stuff with the russian crew.
A hand rolled cigar we’d get from a tiny place across the street from The Manger Motor Inn would bring us a windfall.
Always looks like they had very hard lives.
True, but if you think it’s scrap NOW, wait until a couple hundred college guys party on it.
“I don’t need no stinkin’ captain,” said the ship.
My first thought, as well! :)
150 years ago there were US ships, cruising the oceans, whose only purpose was to find and destroy floating wooden vessels that had been abandoned but were still afloat.
These floaters were a danger to other ships in the area as no one knew when they might collide with one in the dark.
I'm old enough to remember BEFORE sailors were wimpy little pussies.
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