This spine-chilling footage captures the bewilderment of sailors as they found a “ghost ship” abandoned and drifting 800 miles from Bermuda. With no living soul in sight, it was an astonishing discovery that left everyone awestruck.
As two yachts from Ocean Research Project sailed through the Atlantic, they stumbled upon a lonely vessel bobbing in the sea.
To the researchers’ surprise, they observed that neither the sail nor the engine of the boat was operational and there wasn’t a single person in sight.
Worried for potential injured passengers, the team of two clambered onto the vessel to investigate. Matt Rutherford, an experienced sailor who had been the first man ever to traverse North and South America without stopping on his own voyage, captured footage as he moved towards a closer examination.
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He said: “This is one awfully abandoned sailboat. Wolfhound from the Irish yacht club.
“I have no idea what’s inside, I’m going to go and search around and I hope I don’t find any dead bodies or anything.”
As Matt stepped into the boat, he nervously opened each door and cabinet; his relief was palpable when no dead bodies were discovered. “Thank God,” he murmured in a relieved exhale.
“This is absolutely crazy by the way. 800 miles from Bermuda, 1,500 miles from the US, standing on a very nice Swan 48, in the middle of the ocean.”
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source the Sun UK