Missing in the ocean. Five stories about the modern ships-the ghosts
In the oceans today are drifting abandoned the command of the court, bringing a lot of trouble as cargo ships and passenger liners.
The story of the Flying Dutchman, Ghost ship, carrying the distressed mariners, who will meet him on his way, did not arise in a vacuum. To stumble in the sea on a waterlogged, abandoned the team, but never drowned a vehicle can be dangerous.
Many believe that ghosts are something from the past. In fact, today in the World ocean drifting abandoned the command of the court, bringing a lot of trouble as cargo ships and passenger liners.
“Baychimo”: “the flying Dutchman” in the Arctic ice
Merchant ship “Baychimo” was built in 1911 in Sweden by order of Germany. It was intended as a vehicle for the transport of hides and skins of game animals. After the First World war the ship came under the flag of great Britain and cruised along the Arctic coast of Canada and the United States.
In the autumn of 1931 “Baychimo” with a cargo of furs caught in the ice trap off the coast of Alaska. Waiting for the thaw and release of the vessel from the captivity of the team went ashore. Then broke out a storm and the sailors returned to the place where I left “Baychimo”, found that it is not. The crew felt that the ship sank.
However, some time later came the information that the ship is again jammed by the ice, and is located approximately 45 miles from the camp team.
To “Baychimo” arrived, but the owners of the vessel, felt that his damage is so severe that it will inevitably sink. The ship left in place, but it is freed from the ice captivity, went into free swimming.
Over the next 40 years, regularly came the information that “Baychimo” continues its endless journey in the ice.
The latest such information is dated 1969. In 2006, the government of Alaska launched an operation to search for “Baychimo”, but it was not successful. Most likely, the ship still sank, but reliable information about this. So it is possible that the Northern flying Dutchman still remind of itself.
“Rerun Maru”: the trawler, which did not want to die
The Japanese fishing trawler “Rerun Maru” was assigned to the port, Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture. The usual story of the ship was completed on 11 March 2011, when during a powerful tsunami, the ship was blown out to sea.
The owners felt that the ship went to the bottom.
However, a year later, in March 2012, the trawler was spotted off the coast of British Columbia in Canada. “Rerun Maru” rusty, but the water was quite confident.
1 APR 2012 the ship crossed a water border of the United States. The coast guard concluded that the trawler poses a potential threat to navigation. Because the Japanese owners did not show interest in his fate, “Ruuun Maru” decided to destroy.