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1 posted on 08/25/2006 6:20:49 AM PDT by Marius3188
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Sorry for the caps...cut 'n paste..


2 posted on 08/25/2006 6:21:39 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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I see they left out alien abduction as a possibility..........


3 posted on 08/25/2006 6:23:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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Bush's fault


4 posted on 08/25/2006 6:24:55 AM PDT by freedomlover (This tagline has been pulled - - - - OK?)
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Prayers for the crew, though they have most likely fallen victim to pirates.

I wonder if anyone has started back-tracing the currents from where the boat was found.


5 posted on 08/25/2006 6:26:27 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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piles of clothes and a punctured dinghy.

Gay humpin pile gone awry?
6 posted on 08/25/2006 6:26:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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Pirates?

What kind of weapons do you need to bring
with you along with your compass?

Shotgun? Bazooka?


7 posted on 08/25/2006 6:26:46 AM PDT by jstassis
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8 posted on 08/25/2006 6:27:13 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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No name or other ID and no blood anywhere. It's a true mystery.


12 posted on 08/25/2006 6:29:53 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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Officials found a plaque with the name Bel Amica but said that initial checks with shipping registers had found no yacht with that name.

So boats don't come with a VIN-like ID number for identification purposes?

13 posted on 08/25/2006 6:31:21 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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14 posted on 08/25/2006 6:31:22 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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Pirates


17 posted on 08/25/2006 6:32:38 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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Thought of the Marie also: One theory I read a looooooong time ago was that the Marie caught caught on a newly formed sandbar offshore. The crew and passengers got off to walk around/try to push it off, and it floated off without them.

That region has shallow areas that do form and wash away underwater bars and mud shoals rapidly.
25 posted on 08/25/2006 6:37:14 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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I thought for a moment this was about the Carroll A. Deering...
29 posted on 08/25/2006 6:38:20 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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Slightly more info here.

No registration markings of any kind found.

32 posted on 08/25/2006 6:39:16 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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The Marie Celeste lives!


39 posted on 08/25/2006 6:41:09 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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Ghost ship discovered in the Italian waters

A ghost ship was discovered in the Italian waters near the shore. Coastguards spotted a double-mast 22-meter sailing ship cruising around near the Porto Rotondo resort but not giving any signs of life.

The vessel had no name and no flags. It also appeared to be free of any crew members, or any living thing at all for that matter. To add to the mystery Italian media sources reported that ships of this kind are not registered anywhere in Sardinia. And besides, no one has seen anything like it in all Italy.

After searching the ship’s cabins coastguards discovered French maps of North African seas, a flag of Luxemburg, Egyptian food leftovers and a wooden tablet in bad Italian that said “Bel’ Amica” (with only one “l” instead of two), which translates into English as “Beautiful Friend.”

The ship’s appearances point to the fact that it is very old but it seems to maintain ideal condition nonetheless. However, there is no indication that anyone had tried to rebuild the ship.

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Bel Amica

Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of the crew of a 66ft schooner found drifting off the coast of Sardinia. Onboard was a half-eaten meal, maps of the Mediterranean, piles of clothes and a punctured tender.

The yacht, which has no name or other markings, was found drifting off the coast of Punta Volpe, an area regarded as a millionaire's playground. A plaque bearing the name Bel Amica was found onboard but police have been unable to trace the name on the Shipping Register.

Coastguards boarded the vessel minutes before it would have been dragged onto rocks, and towed her back to the port of Olbia. It's not known if the yacht was intentionally abandoned, or whether it may have been subject to a piracy attack.

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54 posted on 08/25/2006 6:48:49 AM PDT by all4one (Israel has a right to defend itself against those who have declared their desire to destroy it.)
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They went for a swim but forgot to put the ladder out.


57 posted on 08/25/2006 6:55:12 AM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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"...A £300,000 schooner has been found floating empty in the Mediterranean-"

It was mine! Mine! Where can I go to claim it? I was eating and listening to the radio, when I heard that Cindy Sheehan was having surgery.

I am 'A Positive', so I went topside to take the dingy into shore. Couldn't get the motor started, so I shot it...., and...took the...other dingy, and went to donate a pint of bile. I knew she'd be running low.

65 posted on 08/25/2006 7:03:47 AM PDT by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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Mookbarked for later


66 posted on 08/25/2006 7:04:23 AM PDT by Hazcat
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These stories always seem to happen during dinner!

While there might be some pirates around Santa Barbara their home base of plundering the state is Sacramento.

72 posted on 08/25/2006 7:12:14 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Red is good)
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