An eerie ghost vessel reportedly ran aground on a beach during a storm in Cambodia.
The deserted ship was discovered ashore after it was blown away by winds as the waves hit the coast near Koh Tang Island in the Preah Sihanouk province in Cambodia on 12 July.
The following day, relevant authorities examined the shoreline to look for signs of the occupants, but to no avail.
However, three discarded lifejackets were found on rocks 50 meters from the wreckage site.
Officials have not yet been able to board the unidentified vessel due to the poor weather and sea conditions.
It was reportedly left on the beach. The idea is to wait till the weather calms down.
The local coastguard Sopheap San reported that initially, they could not get close to the ship and hence, could not check the markings. There were no signs of the country it belonged to. They have informed vessels sailing in the area to keep an eye out for the missing crew. They could be floating in the sea or on a lifeboat.
A ghost ship is a vessel that is considered to be abandoned.
The ship may also have been scrapped. It could have come loose from a boat yard.
Coastguard Sopheap San mentioned that the incident on this ship was already reported to the police.
Cambodia is a gateway used by notorious Chinese gangsters for smuggling meth from the labs based in Myanmar into the remaining Asia Pacific region to wealthy nations like Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
References: NewsFlare, Cambodia News English, Mirror
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