Russian Ghost Ship Discovered Adrift Off Coast of Ireland

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It’s almost impossible to imagine with all our modern day technology – GPS, helicopters, etc. – that an entire cruise ship could go missing.

Russian Supply Ship Lyubov Orlova

After leaving Canada in January, the Russian Lyubov Orlova was destined for a scrap yard in the Dominican Republic. Only a day out to sea, a tow cable snapped setting the ship adrift until it was recently spotted some 2400km off the west coast of Ireland.

Evidently the “ship remained largely forgotten until a report from the U.S.-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency pinpointed the ship on a course to Europe”. How does one simply forget about an entire missing ship?

More at the National Post.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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