Skip to comments.A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats may be headed straight for Britain
Posted on 01/23/2014 6:12:26 PM PST by Lorianne
According to experts, a 1,565-ton cruise liner carrying disease-ridden rats is out there, somewhere, and could very well be headed for Britain.
The ship, which went missing a year ago, has presumably been drifting across the North Atlantic ever since. The Independents account of what happened next is based in some true facts, and then fluffed up with a lot of conjecture. Heres what appears to be going on:
Not made-up: ghost ships. Thats just the term used for ships with no living crew aboard, and according to Quartz, theyre not that rare sailors have spotted at least seven such ships in the past 15 years.
Its possible that this specific ghost ship, the Lyubov Orlova, sank which would pose environmental problems of its own. But its lifeboats are designed to send off signals when they make contact with the water. Only two such signals have been received, presumably from lifeboats that fell off the ships side. The rest havent been heard from; ergo, the ship may very well still be out there.
Also not made-up: Canada did it. The Lyubov Orlova was seized by Canadian authorities after its owners racked up $250,000 in unpaid debts. En route to being sold for scrap in the Dominican Republic in January 2013, a storm snapped her tow line. Transport Canada decided not to pursue the ship, declaring that it no longer poses a threat to the safety of [Canadian] offshore oil installations, their personnel or the marine environment.
Also not made-up, probably: cannibal rats. Experts believe the ship could still contain hundreds of rats, which naturally would only have been able to survive this long by feeding off one another. There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other, Belgian salvage hunter Pim de Rhoodes explained.
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Please don’t tell me the British navy can’t handle this.
One well placed torpedo.
AGM-84 Harpoon practice. End of problem.
“Please dont tell me the British navy cant handle this.”
The British navy probably can’t handle this.
They can break anything.
>> Canada decided not to pursue the ship, declaring that it — no longer poses a threat to [Canada]
Anoreth on a 50 cal...
The Amazon, later the Mary Celeste, was said to be cursed.
France will provide temporary living quarters for all until the danger passes.
If they were smart which they are not they should announce a free vacation trip to mecca, all aboard !
“A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats”
How did democrats get on that ship?
As long as it’s not carrying coffins with dirt from Transylvania....
You just did; ergo, there is.
That reminds me of the movie Ghost Ship =)
I’ll wait for the movie.
Think about it, a abandoned vessel, floating somewhere out there... And they can’t find it?
Hmmm, must have some really good stealth technology on board. Or we’ve been spending a lot of money on technology we didn’t need too.
On the other hand it’s been pointed on many times in books and movies that a vessel that is not radiating anything in the electro-magnetic spectrum is pretty hard to find in a combat situation. That might fit in here too. Also with no engines running it would naturally assume the temperature of it’s environment. That would make it difficult for satellites I imagine.
So many things to learn from incidents like these.
Cannibal Rats? That would mean that they would eat each other to death, right?
“This “ghost ship” laden with cannibal rats poses a clear and present danger to the U.K.”
Relax, most of the cannibal rats arrived in GB long ago from the Middle East. They are now feeding off of the Brits, occasionally cutting up a soldier to sustain themselves.
Shades of Nosferatu!
can they swim
interesting story. Funny how Wendy David has an ad on the web page about a ghost ship with cannibal rats.
Almost like her life story
Obama has called for the easing of sanctions against the Ghost Ship.
A ship full of rats is the least of Britain’s problems.
At least a well-placed missile of sorts can sink it. Their other problem, not so easy.
From what I’ve read, 150 years ago there were so many derelict ships floating on the ocean, and being a danger to other ships, that crews were sent out to dynamite them whenever they found them.
The British navy probably cant handle this.
He told you not to tell him that.
No need for the navy to bother, if they were smart. Just say, if the ship enters British waters, the first private company that can get it under control gets the salvage rights. Problem solved.
Maybe someone could teach the rats to eat Muzzies in the UK.
Daily Mail article exposing BBC collusion to falsify reports on global warming = FR Chat.
please don’t try to convince me that in this day and age a ship could wander around for a year and not be noticed....If you can do so, I’ll fill one up with explosives and aim it toward a country I don’t like.....Please........they can find a lost5 passenger floating in the ocean......miss a 300 ton ship???
please don’t try to convince me that in this day and age a ship could wander around for a year and not be noticed....If you can do so, I’ll fill one up with explosives and aim it toward a country I don’t like.....Please........they can find a lost passenger floating in the ocean......miss a 1,500 ton ship???
It sounds like a problem that will solve itself.
May the best rat survive!
Correct. The U.S. Navy Hydrologic service was in charge of keeping track of them, and there were THOUSANDS of drifting and derelict hulks floating around the. North Atlantic.
Can you provide a link to that article on BBC News and global warming? Thanks
Whenever a derelict was located, it was declared a `menace to navigation’ & dispatched to Davy Jones. If the Navy participated in rescuing passengers/crew from a burning ship at sea, they made sure it was sent to the bottom as the final act.
If collision with that Russian hulk results in loss of life, the Canadian government will be sued to a fare thee well.
You can see the Lyubov Orlova perform the song at the conclusion of the movie by clicking here.
Climate change cooling will probably kill all the rats and the media will have to go to rehab...
An allegory of Western Civilization.
Oh you should apologize now to Gilligan and his crew.