April 20, 2007

Understatement of the Day!

"It was a bit strange," he said.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 20, 2007 12:36 PM

That IS really odd. Perhaps our friends from Oz can keep us informed as to the outcome of this? I surely do hope the missing folks are found safe and sound.

Posted by: Stan at April 20, 2007 12:44 PM

Yeah, I'm expecting a Paul Harvey voice-over: and now, the rest of the story. Page 2!

Posted by: Marc V at April 20, 2007 12:46 PM

I hope they're okay, too, but it sounds an awful lot like foul play of some sort.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 20, 2007 01:36 PM

Have you ever heard of the Mary Celeste? This sounds kind of like that.

Posted by: Kathy at April 23, 2007 01:33 PM

I had heard the name of the ship before and kinda knew it was found adrift, but hadn't really read the whole story. Fascinating stuff.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 23, 2007 02:16 PM

Police have stopped searching and the boat has been towed to shore for forensic work.

Food on the table, laptops running, engine running ... definitely a Marie Celeste moment.

Why was the headsail shredded?

Someone suggested piracy but there would be evidence of foul play.

The answer is probably going to be the most prosaic, that the men were swept overboard.

Posted by: kitchen hand at April 23, 2007 08:44 PM

I think pirates would have taken the boat and simply switched off anything that could give anyone searching a fix, stripped anything valuable at their leisure, then gone on their way. No reason to leave all those valuables around.

The shredded sail probably has nothing to do with anything.

It's just plain old weird.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 23, 2007 10:51 PM