What happened to the last voyage of Russia's cruise ship M/V Lyubov Orlova

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After 37 years of eventful, memorable and fruitful service, is a junkyard the best resting place for a useful ship like Russia's M/V Lyubov Orlova? Likely, if it were human, it would choose a more fitting place to rest than be scrapped. Read on.

Towing a ghost cruiser ship from Canada to the Dominican Republic

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.

The 328-foot Russian ship M/V Lyubov Orlova got lost

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

Source: Russian ghost ship lost for the second time …
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Photo Credit: M/V Lyubov Orlova @GettyImages

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author avatar Johnny Knox
5th Oct 2013 (#)

Very interesting story. It is a overwhelming thought to imagine that ghost ship cruising in the ocean.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Steve, thanks for the moderation and the star.
Johnny Knox, ghost ship cruising with nothing but a flock of rats is indeed eerie.

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