The Lyubov Orlova ship and its cargo of cannibal rats could be drifting toward land, according to a report dated Jan. 23, 2014. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Russian ghost ship is drifting along the north Atlantic Ocean and may be on a path to the United Kingdom.
High winds may be hastening the ship on its journey, and the Lyubov Orlova along with its cannibal rats stowaways could wind up making landfall on the southern tip of England, the shore of western Ireland or even Scotland.
The Lyubov Orlova ship was built in Yugoslavia in 1976 and was named after Lyubov Petrovna Orlova, a Russian movie star from the 1930s. In 2010, a dispute over debt caused the ship to wind up in impound in Newfoundland, Canada, where it remained for two years.
In 2012, the ship left Canada and was en route to the Dominican Republic, where it was destined to become scrap metal, when a towline to tug boat let go, and the Lyubov Orlova ship became lost at sea.
According to reports, Canadian officials located the ship but brought into international waters and set it adrift again.
Despite the fact that there has been no sign of the ship since March 2013, some people believe that the Lyubov Orlova ship is still above water, filled with hungry rats that have nothing to eat but each other and making its way toward shore. Whether that is actually true still remains to be seen, but news of a possibly rat-filled ship ending up on England's shores has been making headlines for days.
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