Spooky legends about mysterious vessels that roam the seas with no one aboard have been told and retold by sailors for centuries, sparking both horror and fascination.
From flying ghost ships to unexplained disappearances and boats manned by corpses, there has never been a shortage of eerie sea stories in our world. But legends aside, real deserted ships have often been found on the open ocean, floating aimlessly with no crew or warning lights, which means they can be quite dangerous for other vessels, especially when it is dark.
One would easily think that with all the technological advancements, among them GPS systems that revolutionized boating, it’s impossible for a ship to simply disappear, but the story of the MV Lyubov Orlova, a Russian cruise ship, is here to prove that assumption wrong. This vessel, allegedly filled with cannibalistic rats, has been drifting across the North Atlantic for quite some time, after breaking loose from a tugboat back in January 2013.
The story of Lyubov Orlova, named after a glamorous actress of Soviet cinema, began in 1976 when the boat was built in Yugoslavia for a Soviet-based company and served mainly for expeditions to Antarctica. However, Canadian authorities seized her at St. John’s Harbor in Newfoundland after it was proven that her owners were involved in a debt scandal.
Story by :: Goran Blazeski::Vintage News
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