After 37 year of faithful and eventful service, is a junkyard a good reward for a useful ship like Russia’s M/V Lyubov Orlova? If it were human, it would choose perhaps a nicer place to rest than be scrapped and reduced to anonymity. It could be the reason perhaps why it prefers to be a ghost ship with rats on board and drift with the current in the open seas.
The 328-foot Russian cruise ship MV Lyubov Orlova while being towed in January from Canada to the Dominican Republic to be scrapped, snapped its 2 cables during a stormy sea and carried away. It had been drifting in international waters eerily with no crew on board but a colony of hungry rodents.
According to Canada’s CBC News, the ship was last seen drifting on March 12. There’s a guess that the Russian ghost ship may have sunk, according to ETravelBlackBoard.com. The floating cruiser could have developed leak if it had sunk, Environmental agencies expressed fear.
It was more than 800 miles off Newfoundland drifting back towards Ireland or Iceland as its emergency beacon indicator indicates in March. There’s very strong suspicion that its beacon may have been set off upon contact with water, raising the possibility that the ship has sunk.
The Lyubov Orlova was considered a risk to other sailor’s lives if attempts were made to board or attach lines to the ship. The Soviet Union had once used the ship for polar cruises and expeditions.
The 328-foot Russian cruiser ship Lyubov Orlova is 37 years old, having been built in 1976 by the Russian-based Far East Shipping Company. She was retired at a dockside in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Fears 328-foot cruiser may have sunk somewhere near Newfoundland