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


From the piece:

"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?
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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Maybe it was the SS Snowflake and they all leaped to their death after Trump won....
 

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Mystery solved, it was being towed-


The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, had been discovered by fishermen off Myanmar's commercial capital.

The navy now say the freighter was being towed by a tugboat headed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh.

However, the crew abandoned the ship after being caught up in bad weather.

Authorities and navy personnel had boarded the Sam Ratulangi PB 1600 on Thursday to search for clues after it ran aground on a beach.
Riddle of 'mystery ghost ship' solved
 

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Mystery solved, it was being towed-


The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, had been discovered by fishermen off Myanmar's commercial capital.

The navy now say the freighter was being towed by a tugboat headed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh.

However, the crew abandoned the ship after being caught up in bad weather.

Authorities and navy personnel had boarded the Sam Ratulangi PB 1600 on Thursday to search for clues after it ran aground on a beach.
Riddle of 'mystery ghost ship' solved
Sure takes all the fun out of it, though.
 
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Mystery solved, it was being towed-


The large, empty and rusty container vessel, Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, had been discovered by fishermen off Myanmar's commercial capital.

The navy now say the freighter was being towed by a tugboat headed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh.

However, the crew abandoned the ship after being caught up in bad weather.

Authorities and navy personnel had boarded the Sam Ratulangi PB 1600 on Thursday to search for clues after it ran aground on a beach.
Riddle of 'mystery ghost ship' solved
And I was hoping for something like, you know, a cemetery full of Chinese hopping vampires in the cargo hold. Oh well.
 
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There should be more ghost ships in the oceans.
Just imagine for a moment being out there in the endless infinity of the trans oceans, solid land a mere memory, and then coming upon another ship over a football field in length. You and a small, unarmed crew board the derelict vessel, middle of the night with rolling waves crashing over her decks, and find no sign of human life. You wind your way deep down into the hold, down into the low ceilinged metallic bulkhead darkness, away from the salt stinging air and realize: you're not alone in the cavernous darkness after all . . .
 

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The Flying Dutchman lives.
 

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Just imagine for a moment being out there in the endless infinity of the trans oceans, solid land a mere memory, and then coming upon another ship over a football field in length. You and a small, unarmed crew board the derelict vessel, middle of the night with rolling waves crashing over her decks, and find no sign of human life. You wind your way deep down into the hold, down into the darkness, away from the salt stinging air and realize: you're not alone in the cavernous darkness after all . . .
unarmed?!?
 
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Just imagine for a moment being out there in the endless infinity of the trans oceans, solid land a mere memory, and then coming upon another ship over a football field in length. You and a small, unarmed crew board the derelict vessel, middle of the night with rolling waves crashing over her decks, and find no sign of human life. You wind your way deep down into the hold, down into the darkness, away from the salt stinging air and realize: you're not alone in the cavernous darkness after all . . .
unarmed?!?
Makes the plot more interesting. Okay then. We'll allow our intrepid boarding party to discover a weapons cabinet stocked with say . . . two submachine guns and a pump shotgun, however, there's only one half full magazine for the SMGs, and two rounds for the shotgun. Oh, and a couple of spear guns, but only one of them is loaded.
 

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