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Off the coast of Sardinia detected "Flying Dutchman"

August 25 2006
07:40

Divers who examined keel of a mysterious sailing ship found off the coast of Sardinia, argue that it is absolutely clear, for it has no build-up. This means that the vessel until the arrival of the waters of the island was constantly at sea and never rose permanently anchored.

This fact does not rest marine specialists, who inspected the vessel came to the conclusion that it is - old. They noted that the boat is in very good condition, although traces of restoration is not visible.
Tuesday, August 22, in the coastal waters of Sardinia, near the resort of Porto Rotondo Coast Guard discovered the 22-meter twin mast sailboat ghost.

According to local authorities, no one knows how he was there and who belongs. At least in Sardinia such vessels are registered, and no one can recall that similar sailboats were in Italy.

Climbing aboard the Flying Dutchman, "law enforcement officials have found there is no living soul. Each cabin sailboat were French maps of North African seas, Luxembourg flag, and the remains of Egyptian food. Sailboat called "Bel Amica", which can be translated as "wonderful friend".

We first suspected that the vessel could be used to transport narcotics smugglers. However, after the police thoroughly checked the vessel with the use of dogs, this version is no longer necessary. Trained to find drugs animals have not found anything suspicious.
Marine authorities continued to Sardinia to find out the origin of the mysterious ship, reports Reuters.

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