Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Bermuda Triangle: Ship reappears 90 years after its disappearance in the 'Triangle'

A ship which disappeared 90 years
ago in the notorious Bermuda
Triangle has reappeared. The Cuban Coast Guard announced yesterday, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the
island, which is presumed to be the
SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which
vanished in December 1925 and has since been connected to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Cuban authorities spotted the
ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. They made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew, and finally mobilized three patrol boats to intercept it. When they reached it, they were surprised to find that the ship was actually a nearly 100-year old steamer identified as the Cotopaxi, a name famously associated with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

There was no one on board and the
ship seemed to have been
abandoned for decades, suggesting
that this could actually be the tramp
freighter that disappeared in 1925. An exhaustive search of the ship led
to the discovery of the captain’s
logbook. It was, indeed, associated
with the Clinchfield Navigation
Company, the owners of the SS
Cotopaxi, but hasn’t brought any clue concerning what happened to
the ship over the last 90 years.

Cuban expert, Rodolfo Salvador
Cruz, believes that the captain’s
logbook is authentic. This document
is full of precious information
concerning the life of the crew
before the ship’s disappearance, but the entries stop suddenly on
December 1, 1925.

On 29 November 1925, the SS
Cotopaxi departed Charleston, South Carolina, and headed towards Havana, Cuba. The ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain W. J. Meyer, and was carrying a cargo of 2340 tons of coal. It was
reported missing two days later, and was unheard of for almost 90 years.

The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely
defined region covering the area
between Miami, Puerto Rico and
Bermuda, where dozens of ships
and planes have disappeared under
mysterious circumstances. Popular culture has attributed many
of the disappearances to paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or to the activity of extraterrestrial beings.
One explanation, even pins the
blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of
Atlantis. the lost but found ship, SS Cotopaxi

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