Ghost Ship Washes Up On The Shores of Liberian Coast

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Ghost ships are no longer a thing associated with Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th and 18th the centuries. Recently ghost ships that were abandoned by their crews have been spotted on shorelines across the world. Though not many of these ghost ships have similar scary stories just like their ancestors in the 17th and 18th centuries. Last week 75km from Monrovia the capital city of Liberia a tanker ship washed ashore. The sudden appearance of the Tamaya 1 was unexplainable as reported by the Telegraph. The ministry of Defense has sent out personnel to check the vessel. 

The vessel is reported to have been an oil tanker and must have belonged to the Nigerian nationals. Parts of the ship appear scorched and life boards are missing, implying that the crew might have been escaping from a fire break out on the ship. No bodies were found on the ship.

All the documents in the ship were destroyed in the ship and the only information on the ship is its name. The name is associated with Panama. According to marimetraffic.com the vessel last transmitted its position on April 22. After that there were no more signals from the ship which could imply either the signal transmitter was intentionally broken or it malfunctioned. The Liberian Defense is concerned that such a vessel was able to enter its waters without being noticed. With plenty of information concerning the ship still shady the ship is indeed a lost ghost ship. 

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