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Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:09 am ]
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GHOST ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats feared to be heading for Scottish coast
23 Jan 2014 08:59

THE hulk of cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North Atlantic since 2012 with nothing on board but hungry vermin.


A GHOST ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats is feared to be heading for Britain.

The hulk of cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North Atlantic for the past year after being cut loose off the coast of Canada.

But now coastguards are reportedly worried the recent storms may have driven her thousands of miles towards our own coastline.

The 300ft vessel, built 40 years ago in the Soviet Union, has nothing aboard but packs of disease-ridden rodents who are forced to prey on one another to survive.

Her current position is unknown despite several high-level searches.

Last year satellites picked up an unidentified blip off Scotland large enough to be the ship — but search planes found nothing.

As well as the authorities, salvage hunters — after the 4,250-ton vessel's £600,000 value as scrap — are scouring the seas for any trace of her.

They believe the liner is still afloat because its life-raft transmitters have not been activated.

If the ship makes landfall it is likely to be on the west coast of Ireland, Scotland or the far southern tip of England.

One searcher, Belgian Pim de Rhoodes, said: "She is floating around out there somewhere.

"There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other.

"If I get aboard I'll have to lace everywhere with poison."

...more at link
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird ... ts-3053164

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:10 am ]
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Let's hope that RT's one Scottish member is safe :eek

Wroughead... please check in Image

Author:  packy [ Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:06 pm ]
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Right because those cannibal rats are bad. Heh heh

Hopefully the rats won't eat too many of each other because their fleas would pose a more dangerous threat if they lose their hosts and what if they get on humans. More black plague? EEK

Author:  Libtardh8r [ Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:01 pm ]
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At least they aren't ZOMBIE cannibal rats!

Author:  Wroughead [ Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:48 am ]
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Oh No! not PESKY RATS, they eat all of you - they don't leave a thing.

I live right next to the sea - so I'll be on the lookout for this awful ship - if you don't hear from me soon, you'll know it has, indeed, reached Scottish waters and me.


Author:  packy [ Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:53 pm ]
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Not to worry. Hahaaa

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/25 ... -atlantic/

Five reasons the Lyubov Orlova — and its cannibal rats — are at the bottom of the Atlantic

Tristin Hopper | January 25, 2014 11:58 AM ET
More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper

This week, the internet exploded with speculation that the M/V Lyubov Orlova, a derelict Soviet-made cruise ship cut loose from Newfoundland last winter, was on the verge of smashing into Ireland or the British Isles and unleashing a terrifying cargo of cannibalistic rats.

“Once the rats make landfall, they will be very, very hungry for something besides the raw flesh of their comrades at sea,” read a Thursday post by Gawker.com that soon spawned similar speculation around the English-speaking world.

But while Canada did indeed send a derelict Soviet cruise ship on a course for the Emerald Isle — and while it is indeed populated by a colony of Newfoundland rats — the M/V Lyubov Orlova has almost certainly been consigned to a watery grave:

1. Nobody has seen her for 12 months

The last human eyes laid on the Lyubov Orlova belonged to the crew of the Maersk Challenger, a Transport Canada-contracted supply vessel that was in the process of towing the cruise ship away from offshore oil platforms when the towline broke. The ship had originally found itself adrift in the North Atlantic when it broke free of an underpowered tugboat attempting to haul it St. John’s, Newfoundland to a scrapyard in the Caribbean.

Ever since, even as she bobbed around one of the world’s busiest ocean trade routes, nobody has been able to get a visual on the 90 meter long former cruise ship. And it’s not for lack of trying: Reports of a rat-infested ghost ship have a way of narrowing the eyes of North Atlantic mariners, particularly when they’ve had to worry about getting their freighters to Halifax or New York without hitting the damn thing.

2. If it’s going to hit Europe, it’s way behind schedule

Ireland is only 3,000 kilometers from Newfoundland. At that distance, the Lyubov Orlova would only need to have drifted eight kilometers a day in order to now be entering Irish territorial waters. By contrast, 12 months is all it took for a small fishing vessel cut loose by the 2011 Japanese tsunami to travel 8,000 kilometers and appear off the coast of British Columbia.

And as shall be shown below, although the ship is without power, authorities have been able to receive scattered positioning signals from the vessel’s emergency equipment. The last recorded position, made in March, was less than 700 nautical miles from the Irish Coast. This indicates that the ship was already well past the halfway mark. At that rate, if she was still afloat, she should have been appearing off Galway harbour by June

More at link

3.Ireland isn't worried
4.The Atlantic is a harsh mistress
5.The Lyubov Orlova’s “we are sinking” transponders were activated months ago

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