Lyubov Orlova Ghost Cruise Ship Taken Over by Cannibal Rats

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Monday, 27 Jan 2014 10:18 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Salvage hunters keen to cash in on the remnants of the abandoned cruise ship Lyubov Orlova that was deserted in the North Atlantic nearly a year ago will have to grapple with hundreds of cannibal rats, according to The Telegraph.

The Lyubov Orlova, a 40-year-old Soviet ship that was used to transport passengers to remote areas of the arctic, was seized in Newfoundland in 2010 for unpaid debts and deserted by the unpaid crew. After being docked for two years, plans were made to tow the ship to the Dominican Republic to be scrapped, but the towline broke and the Lyubov Orlova went adrift.

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After a few more attempts to rein in the 300-foot ghost ship failed, Transport Canada officially abandoned it.

Now, it appears that the cruise liner is floating toward Britain and salvage hunters are anxious to cash in on its potential $1 million scrap-worth, the New York Daily News reported.

But it's likely they'll have to contend with hordes of cannibal rats, which eat each other to survive.

"There will be a lot of rats, and they eat each other," Belgian-based salvage hunter Pim de Rhoodes told The Sun. "If I get aboard, I'll have to lace everywhere with poison."

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