Russian Ghostship Discovered



A real Russian ghost ship that vanished into the mist a few months ago has been discovered half way across the Atlantic.

The abandoned ship was thought to be lost forever, but has no been discovered just of the coast of Ireland.

The strange ghost ship, with no crew, or lights is now slowly drifting further down the Atlantic.

The ship, MV Lyubov Orlova –was once used by the Soviet Union for polar cruises and expeditions and was being towed from Canada to a scrapyard in the Caribbean in January when a cable snapped setting it adrift in international waters.

At the time, the Canadian authorities said it was decided not to pursue the drifting vessel as there are no people aboard the ship and there was a serious concern for the safety of Canadian sailors involved in the salvage operation, given the weather and dangerous sea conditions.


Earlier this month, maritime officials admitted they did not know the location of the ship as its global positioning system was no longer functioning. Since then there have been conflicting reports as to the ship whereabouts.

That was until a document from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency obtained by the AFP news agency yesterday said the Lyubov Orlova had now been spotted about 1,300 nautical miles from the Irish coast.

The ice-strengthened ship – named after the Soviet star of the same name – was built in 1976 by the Russian-based Far East Shipping Company.