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'Ghost Cruise Ship' Suddenly Appears in the Middle of the Ocean
cafemom.com ^ | February 22 at 1:29 PM | Nicole Fabian-Weber

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 ...


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1 posted on 03/12/2013 10:01:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
...and hopefully no "ghosts" have since decided to take up residence in it


2 posted on 03/12/2013 10:11:14 PM PDT by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hear Russian cruises are really cheap:)


3 posted on 03/12/2013 10:14:03 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Slyfox

Guy in pic looks familiar... a Nigerian or Kenyan perhaps?


4 posted on 03/12/2013 10:18:58 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Beowulf9

In Russia, ship cruises you.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 10:21:39 PM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: BenLurkin

Hardly a cruise ship.
I was floating scrap.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 10:30:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BenLurkin

The picture is spooky.

Empty ships floating around remind me of something out of the Twilight Zone.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 10:58:30 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Bermuda Triangle


8 posted on 03/12/2013 11:28:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 03/13/2013 1:55:38 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

BTW:
The image at the site is of the WRONG ship!
That’s a freighter, the Lyubov Orlova is a modest sized cruise ship.


10 posted on 03/13/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

Your right the picture at the website is a freighter. the picture in post 9 looks more a cruise liner.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 2:35:14 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Slyfox

Aw geez, I busted out laughing on that one . LOL


12 posted on 03/13/2013 3:03:53 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: BenLurkin

It’s about Spring Break time. Offer unlimited booze and the college kids will swim out to it.


13 posted on 03/13/2013 4:03:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Beowulf9

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.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 4:42:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: blueunicorn6

True, but if you think it’s scrap NOW, wait until a couple hundred college guys party on it.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 5:13:13 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Bobalu

“I don’t need no stinkin’ captain,” said the ship.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 5:59:02 AM PDT by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Slyfox

My first thought, as well! :)


17 posted on 03/13/2013 6:01:52 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: berdie

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.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: BenLurkin
What makes the mission extra tricky is the fact that the ship's GPS is broken, as well.

I'm old enough to remember BEFORE sailors were wimpy little pussies.

19 posted on 03/13/2013 6:36:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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