#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 23rd, 2014 15:28
#2 By: Neil Mcconnell, January 23rd, 2014 15:32
Wasn't there a RPG that started like this?
#3 By: Jeff, January 23rd, 2014 15:33
This must be a trick question. Free cruise ship? I'm onboard!
#4 By: Cary, January 23rd, 2014 15:44
...may, or may not, involve fighting off armies of cannibal rats.
Still better than a Carnival poop cruise.
#5 By: Jennifer Howland, January 23rd, 2014 15:44
Let's do this, Boingboing! Certainly if we worked together it could be ours.
#6 By: IMB, January 23rd, 2014 15:49
Wouldn't the cannibal part only be a problem if you are also a rat?
#7 By: Cary, January 23rd, 2014 15:50
@doctorow should be able to spy it from his hot air balloon...
#8 By: Tyler Karaszewski, January 23rd, 2014 15:54
At the time a statement said that the vessel: “no longer poses a threat to the safety of offshore oil installation, their personnel or the maritime environment. The vessel has drifted into international waters and given current patterns and predominant winds, it is very unlikely that the vessel will re-enter waters under Canadian jurisdiction
So, "fuck it, not our problem anymore".
#9 By: Jonas Eggeater, January 23rd, 2014 15:59
#10 By: Omri Schwarz, January 23rd, 2014 16:05
Um, as far as I know, all rats are "cannibal rats."
#11 By: Clever Emi, January 23rd, 2014 16:06
I donno, do rats have prion diseases that make them insane? This could be how the zombie apocalypse starts.
#12 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 23rd, 2014 16:08
High school prom hijinks!
#13 By: chenille, January 23rd, 2014 16:15
I think Betteridge's law of headlines usually only applies to yes-or-no questions, but maybe it gives the right answer in this case too.
#14 By: Diana John, January 23rd, 2014 16:33
I think it was more "recapturing this thing isn't worth getting someone killed". The mystery of the lifeboat transponders that didn't go off if it sank is easily explained by the lack-of-maintenance of their batteries &/or that they are transmitting but from the bottom of the ocean.
#15 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 23rd, 2014 16:58
I think, in the case, the answer would be more like, "NOPE"
#16 By: Spence, January 23rd, 2014 17:03
But now I'm imaging an failed utopian objectivist city state at sea run by cannibalistic super rats.
#17 By: Diana John, January 23rd, 2014 17:05
But according to the New Scientist, there are two groups actively looking for it -- one hopes to cash in on the notoriety of the ship by auctioning its furniture and fittings before scrapping it, and the other is looking to perfect their skills at finding non-transpondered ships so that they can help fight illegal overfishing. So the answer is yes, someone does want it
#18 By: Neil Mcconnell, January 23rd, 2014 17:27
In the eternal quest for authenticity in funiture, it's going to be hard to top a sofa that was genuinely pissed on by a large seagoing colony of diseased rats
#19 By: Nick Gold, January 23rd, 2014 17:43
Ah, the Law of the Sea. Just imagine what Sea Org has going on out there.
#20 By: Tim, January 23rd, 2014 17:47
Right, this would seem to be one of those "the problem appears to be taking care of itself" situations.
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