Sorry for the caps...cut 'n paste..
I see they left out alien abduction as a possibility..........
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.
What kind of weapons do you need to bring
with you along with your compass?
No name or other ID and no blood anywhere. It's a true mystery.
So boats don't come with a VIN-like ID number for identification purposes?
No registration markings of any kind found.
The Marie Celeste lives!
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 shipÃÂs 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 ÃÂBelÃÂ AmicaÃÂ (with only one ÃÂlÃÂ instead of two), which translates into English as ÃÂBeautiful Friend.ÃÂ
The shipÃÂs 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.
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.
They went for a swim but forgot to put the ladder out.
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.
Mookbarked for later
While there might be some pirates around Santa Barbara their home base of plundering the state is Sacramento.