Havana – This morning the Cuban Coast Guard announced that they intercepted one unmanned ship which was heading for the island. It is presumed that the ship is the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer that vanished in December 1925 and is connected with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.
It is important to mention that Cuban authorities first spotted this ship on May 16, and it was near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. The authorities made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew, and now they mobilized 3 patrol boats in order to intercept it.
Once they reached the ship, they were very surprised. Namely, they discovered that the ship actually is more than 100-year old steamer identified as the Cotopaxi. This name famously is associated with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. On the ship there was no one from the crew on the board and the ship seemed that is abandoned for decades. It is suggested that this could actually be the tramp freighter that disappeared a long time ago, in 1925.
After exhaustive search of the ship, the captain’s logbook was discovered. That book actually was associated with the Clinchfield Navigation Company. This company us owner of the SS Cotopaxi. Still, the book did not brought any clue concerning what did happened to the ship over the last 90 years.
Rodolfo Salvador Cruz is Cuban expert and he is convinced that the captain’s logbook is authentic. It comes to a document that is full of precious information concerning the life of the crew before the ship’s disappearance. The entries stop suddenly on December 1, 1925.
It is interesting that on 29 November 1925, the SS Cotopaxi departed Charleston, South Carolina, and headed towards Havana, Cuba. This ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain W. J. Meyer. The ship was carrying a cargo of 2340 tons of coal. The ship was reported missing only 2 days later, and was unheard of for almost 90 years.
As the Vice President of Council of Ministers, General Abelardo Colomé announced, the Cuban authorities will conduct detailed investigation with intention to elucidate the mystery of the ship’s disappearance and reappearance.
General Colomé says: “It is very important for us to understand what happened. Such incidents could be really bad for our economy, so want to make sure that this kind of disappearance doesn’t happen again. The time has come to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, once and for all.”
The Bermuda Triangle is region that is loosely defined to cover the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. At that are dozens of ships and planes have disappeared under very mysterious circumstances.
The popular culture many of the disappearances is explaining as paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or even to activity of extraterrestrial beings. There is explanation, that the leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis is responsible.
Besides the popularity of these strange theories, there are many scientists who don’t recognize the existence of the Bermuda Triangle. They blame human mistakes and natural phenomena for the disappearances.
However, the mysterious reappearance of the SS Cotopaxi already generated huge interest in the entire scientific community. This actually could make some experts to change their mind about this subject.