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(Gizmodo)   Russian ghost cruise ship mysteriously appears after two months adrift, 1300 nautical miles off the West Irish coast   (gizmodo.com) divider line 133
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2013-02-21 07:53:23 PM  
If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?
 
2013-02-21 07:59:53 PM  
The Мари небесный ?
 
2013-02-21 08:03:01 PM  

TommyymmoT: If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?


Fish?
 
2013-02-21 08:09:47 PM  

TommyymmoT: If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?


Rust.
 
2013-02-21 08:18:15 PM  
That's some good trolling for clicks by Gizmodo.  The Wikipedia entry doesn't make it sound as exciting.
 
2013-02-21 08:20:26 PM  

TommyymmoT: If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?


each other?
 
2013-02-21 08:24:13 PM  

SilentStrider: each other?


yep, rats will turn to cannibalism if they have to
 
2013-02-21 08:34:06 PM  

WhyteRaven74: SilentStrider: each other?

yep, rats will turn to cannibalism if they have to


So, they are like congress then?
 
2013-02-21 08:43:07 PM  
Sounds like an old Japanese horror movie that creeped me out at the tender age of six: The H-Man.
 
2013-02-21 08:52:27 PM  
Apparently, the cable that linked her to the towing ship snapped.
Nobody knows how the towing ship's crew didn't notice their missing companion


"Wow. Our speed just went from 5 knots to 12.  I wonder why."
"Tailwind?"
"Sounds good to me.  Let's keep going."

BS. The salvage company figured out the salvage would lose money and the paid the crew to lose the ship.
 
2013-02-21 08:59:05 PM  
"One ghost ping."
 
2013-02-21 09:24:00 PM  

One Bad Apple: The Мари небесный ?


левиафан
 
2013-02-21 09:30:05 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk:


левиафан


That one sank didn't it ?


Paulina distracted me
 
2013-02-21 09:49:18 PM  

One Bad Apple: MaudlinMutantMollusk:


левиафан

That one sank didn't it ?


Paulina distracted me


Well that's strange... it's still listed as on active duty...
 
2013-02-21 10:30:29 PM  
Only a matter of time before some naval ship runs across it and decides that target practice is in order.
 
2013-02-21 10:32:06 PM  

sparkeyjames: Only a matter of time before some naval ship runs across it and decides that target practice is in order.


As a derelict adrift it is a collision hazard and unsafe.
 
2013-02-21 10:35:25 PM  

WhyteRaven74: SilentStrider: each other?

yep, rats will turn to cannibalism if they have to


Alive 2: Ratatouille?
 
2013-02-21 10:36:10 PM  

One Bad Apple: sparkeyjames: Only a matter of time before some naval ship runs across it and decides that target practice is in order.

As a derelict adrift it is a collision hazard and unsafe.


www.maritime.org
 
2013-02-21 10:43:36 PM  
Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.
 
2013-02-21 10:45:40 PM  

timujin: Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.


Just a guess but probably too much hazmat to balance out the salvage $$
 
2013-02-21 10:47:33 PM  

One Bad Apple: timujin: Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.

Just a guess but probably too much hazmat to balance out the salvage $$


That seems doubtful, as it was already being towed to the Dominican Republic. They must have had some kind of plans for it there.
 
2013-02-21 11:04:47 PM  

davidphogan: That's some good trolling for clicks by Gizmodo.  The Wikipedia entry doesn't make it sound as exciting.


16 DAYS LOST!  OMFG!
 
2013-02-21 11:13:28 PM  

TommyymmoT: If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?


Rust monsters.
 
2013-02-21 11:17:30 PM  

One Bad Apple: sparkeyjames: Only a matter of time before some naval ship runs across it and decides that target practice is in order.

As a derelict adrift it is a collision hazard and unsafe.


Funny. My ex said that about me.
 
2013-02-21 11:23:09 PM  
I've seen this movie.  It doesn't end well.

/last rat standing
 
2013-02-21 11:23:23 PM  
That movie sucked.
 
2013-02-21 11:23:42 PM  
Was everyone on board cut in half?
 
2013-02-21 11:24:48 PM  
This thing was sitting in the harbour downtown for ages.
 
2013-02-21 11:26:03 PM  

timujin: One Bad Apple: timujin: Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.

Just a guess but probably too much hazmat to balance out the salvage $$

That seems doubtful, as it was already being towed to the Dominican Republic. They must have had some kind of plans for it there.


It sounds to me like Canada didn't want it in their waters in the first place.

I wonder if it had hazmat issues that Canada refused to deal with, but about which the Dominicans are less picky.
 
2013-02-21 11:26:57 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: That movie sucked.


Ugh, don't remind me.

/I don't know why my mom thought that was worth watching
 
2013-02-21 11:27:02 PM  
Step 1: put everyone on Putin's s**t list on a boat
Step 2: murder
Step 3: ZOMG THEY DISAPPEARED WHA' HAPPEN?
 
2013-02-21 11:27:20 PM  
Pix of hot Russian women pls.
 
2013-02-21 11:28:55 PM  
venturebrosblog.com
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
 
2013-02-21 11:29:09 PM  

snake_beater: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: That movie sucked.

Ugh, don't remind me.

/I don't know why my mom ex thought that was worth watching


I feel your pain.  Sat through the whole thing to discover she'd missed the entire point the first time she saw it.
 
2013-02-21 11:29:42 PM  

timujin: Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.


The part that really confuses me is:

Nobody knows how the towing ship's crew didn't notice that the Orlova was gone

How does nobody notice that the drag force from the water suddenly dropped by a huge percentage and the boat can suddenly go much faster with the same effort?  How does nobody notice that a cruise ship is no longer off the stern?  How did nobody hear or feel that towing cable snap?  You know how much tensile force that thing had to be under, or the sound something like that makes when it snaps?  How have they not investigated this until they figured out how such a colossal mistake could occur?
 
2013-02-21 11:30:13 PM  
Abandoned Russian ship at sea, you say?

image.toutlecine.com
/горячий
 
2013-02-21 11:33:49 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: timujin: Can someone explain this:
The Canadian authorities admitted that they had no clue about the ship's whereabouts, claiming it wasn't their responsibility anymore because it wasn't in Canada's jurisdictional waters.

and

The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but then cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation.

You pick up an abandoned ship in international waters, you can take it as salvage right?  Add to that the fact that Canada had already said, "Not our problem" and I wonder why they cut it loose instead of keeping it.

The part that really confuses me is:

Nobody knows how the towing ship's crew didn't notice that the Orlova was gone

How does nobody notice that the drag force from the water suddenly dropped by a huge percentage and the boat can suddenly go much faster with the same effort?  How does nobody notice that a cruise ship is no longer off the stern?  How did nobody hear or feel that towing cable snap?  You know how much tensile force that thing had to be under, or the sound something like that makes when it snaps?  How have they not investigated this until they figured out how such a colossal mistake could occur?


See post by Banned on the Run above.
 
2013-02-21 11:34:10 PM  

TommyymmoT: If they found nothing on board except "rust and rats", what were the rats living on?


cdn2-b.examiner.com

Rats, of course.
 
2013-02-21 11:36:05 PM  
Insert forest gump joke.
 
2013-02-21 11:38:36 PM  
Nothing good happens when you find a derelict ship adrift in the ocean.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-21 11:40:19 PM  

AirForceVet: Nothing good happens when you find a derelict ship adrift in the ocean.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 343x147]


Dude... is that from H-Man?

/that movie creeped me out bigtime as a kid
 
2013-02-21 11:42:11 PM  
lh5.ggpht.com
"HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD!"
 
2013-02-21 11:42:48 PM  
Mulder's on his way.  Scully, not so much.
 
2013-02-21 11:44:00 PM  

Kentucky Fried Children: Abandoned Russian ship at sea, you say?

[image.toutlecine.com image 850x563]
/горячий


I have no idea what the hell that is, but thanks in advance for my several upcoming nightmares.

I have very specific things that creep me the fark out. It seems that image is hitting all the right spots.
 
2013-02-21 11:47:04 PM  
"This place is a tomb."
 
2013-02-21 11:47:13 PM  
Send Julianna Margulies . She'll know what to do!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-21 11:48:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: One Bad Apple: MaudlinMutantMollusk:


левиафан

That one sank didn't it ?


Paulina distracted me

Well that's strange... it's still listed as on active duty...


Well played. I've always enjoyed that film. Wasn't as serious or epic as Abss, wasn't as God-awful and stupid as Deep Star Six. Just a nice, fun popcorn movie.

With Amanda Pays' breasts...

And Meg Foster's eyes....

/doze eyez....
 
2013-02-21 11:53:18 PM  
It seems to me that if the rats were feeding on each other, after a while, there would only be one rat.
One really, really big rat, that you definitely want to avoid.
 
2013-02-21 11:54:16 PM  
MurphyMurphy, that's still my favorite episode:-)

If only they' had played bye da rullllz:

THE GHOST PIRATE RULES!!!!!!
 
2013-02-21 11:55:17 PM  
horrorhappyhour.com

The ship brought me back. I told you she won't let me leave - she won't let anyone leave. Did you really think you could destroy this ship? She's defied space and time. She's been to a place you couldn't possibly imagine. And now... it is time to go back.
 
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