Lyubov Orlova, rat-infested derelict cruise ship - what will happen?
Settled on 04/08/2013 21:37 Settled by kruijs
Winning option: settled question on option 'Still afloat at the end of March'. Details: The former Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova is still drifting somewhere in the North Atlantic, but people who have been following the mystery of the missing ship now have a new mobile phone app to "help" them. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/03/21/nl-lyubov-orlova-app-321.html
A derelict, rat-infested Russian cruise ship continued to keep Newfoundland oil platforms on edge Wednesday as it bobbed perilously around the storm-battered Atlantic â€” and questions mounted about why a rundown tugboat was allowed to haul it out of St. John’s harbour in the middle of winter.
Department spokesman Steve Bone said Transport Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Natural Resources Department and the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board were working together on the Lyubov Orlova.
“If the Lyubov Orlova does pile up on the shore, it’ll be interesting to know whose responsibility it is to clean it up,” Mac Mackay, a longtime ship watcher and marine blogger in Halifax, said. “If it sinks in the ocean â€¦ there’s bound to be some pollution. It really is a drifting accident waiting to happen.”
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