'Ghost ship' with no one on board runs aground on Myanmar coast

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    'Ghost ship' with no one on board runs aground on Myanmar coast


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    "A mysterious “ghost ship” with no crew or cargo on board has prompted a police investigation after fishermen spied it drifting off the southern coast of Myanmar.

    The vessel, which bears the name “Sam Ratulangi PB 1600”, ran aground on Thursday near Thongwa township in the country’s Yangon region.

    Coast guard, navy and police teams have been monitoring the ship since villagers first spotted it earlier."

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    What an excellent plot for a horror movie, huh? So what do you think happened to the crew?
     
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    Pirates...or aliens. Probably pirates
     
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    Is it an area frequented by pirates by any chance???

    It’s very strange and spooky.
     
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    Have they checked the hold for bodies or anyone tied up or just monitoring it? It is a registered vessel in Indonesia.
     
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    Alien pirates?

     
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    Seems like they checked it thoroughly.
     
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    POC Somalians.
     
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    Sounds like it was being towed to a ship glue factory and came loose.

    Funny no "authorities" heard about it, though. You'd think something that big that got loose would have been reported.
     
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    From the article:

    "When it finally came to a standstill after hitting a sandbar, a team entered the vessel and confirmed there was no one on board.

    “No crew or cargo was found on the ship. It was quite puzzling how such a big ship turned up in our waters,” U Ne Win Yangon regional parliament MP for Thongwa, told the Myanmar Times."
     
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