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Old 04-20-2007, 02:14 AM
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Emergency services in Australia have launched a search for the three-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast.
The vessel was found with its engine running, and a table laid for dinner, but there were no signs of any people.
An air and sea rescue operation has been launched to retrace the yacht's voyage, and pinpoint the search area.
The three-crew members are thought to have set sail for Townsville from Airlie Beach on Sunday.
The 12m (40 foot) catamaran was spotted by a helicopter on Wednesday, but a rescue team only reached the boat on Friday, and confirmed that there was no one aboard.
Rescue crews say they are puzzled by the mysterious disappearance.
"The engine was running, the computers were running, there was a laptop set up on the table which was running, the radio was working... and there was food and utensils set on the table ready to eat," said Jon Hall, a spokesman for Queensland's Emergency Management office.
"It was a bit strange," he added.
All the vessel's sails were up, although one was badly shredded, and lifejackets were still on board.
Mr Hall said rescue workers had recovered the boat's global position system (GPS) device, which might give them more clues as to the crew's whereabouts.
"That will now enable us to track backwards where this yacht has actually been in the last few days, and we're hoping that can pinpoint the search area for the missing crew," he said.
Twelve aircraft are now searching for the boat, which according to the BBC's correspondent in Sydney Nick Bryant is already being dubbed "the ghost yacht".
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:16 AM
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I can only think they've gone a shore and either not dropped the anchor or the anchor has freed itself.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:18 AM
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ooo ooo ooo lets get creative....

They were ambushed by a whole buncha orange monkeys and taken captive on there Orange Banana boat and now the monkeys are torchering the people for information on where to start there world domination... The Monkeys didnt care for the food or any of the non banana technology so they left it behind. Now the monkeys are stationed somewhere in africa at there banana tree.

To be continued...
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:52 AM
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ooo ooo ooo lets get creative....

They were ambushed by a whole buncha orange monkeys and taken captive on there Orange Banana boat and now the monkeys are torchering the people for information on where to start there world domination... The Monkeys didnt care for the food or any of the non banana technology so they left it behind. Now the monkeys are stationed somewhere in africa at there banana tree.

To be continued...
lol.... you forgot about the Asgard beaming them off in their Spaceship and sticking probes up their asses..... uggggh... damn spacemen!!.....
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:33 PM
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I can only think they've gone a shore and either not dropped the anchor or the anchor has freed itself.
I wonder who they are, what they are involved in? Could Indonesian piracy reach to where this boat was adrift?

Weird, eh. What's odder than a drifting ship with dead people on it.....a drifting ship without dead people on it?
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:11 AM
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Emergency services in Australia have launched a search for the three-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast.
The vessel was found with its engine running, and a table laid for dinner, but there were no signs of any people.
An air and sea rescue operation has been launched to retrace the yacht's voyage, and pinpoint the search area.
The three-crew members are thought to have set sail for Townsville from Airlie Beach on Sunday.
The 12m (40 foot) catamaran was spotted by a helicopter on Wednesday, but a rescue team only reached the boat on Friday, and confirmed that there was no one aboard.
Rescue crews say they are puzzled by the mysterious disappearance.
"The engine was running, the computers were running, there was a laptop set up on the table which was running, the radio was working... and there was food and utensils set on the table ready to eat," said Jon Hall, a spokesman for Queensland's Emergency Management office.
"It was a bit strange," he added.
All the vessel's sails were up, although one was badly shredded, and lifejackets were still on board.
Mr Hall said rescue workers had recovered the boat's global position system (GPS) device, which might give them more clues as to the crew's whereabouts.
"That will now enable us to track backwards where this yacht has actually been in the last few days, and we're hoping that can pinpoint the search area for the missing crew," he said.
Twelve aircraft are now searching for the boat, which according to the BBC's correspondent in Sydney Nick Bryant is already being dubbed "the ghost yacht".
woooooooooooo. Spooky **** Man they just vanished wooooooooohah!
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:41 AM
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they were delicious i told them i want them for dinner and they set table. they dont know what i mean
they were a little salty but ok. not like french, french are bitter.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:40 PM
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they were delicious i told them i want them for dinner and they set table. they dont know what i mean
they were a little salty but ok. not like french, french are bitter.
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Oh Goody.. another babbling twat....
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Oh Goody.. another babbling twat....
Good god Exo. What should we do? Sigh. I'm on your side.
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:23 PM
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I'm from a little Island, and ya most likely what happened was that the anchor slipped or they didn't put it down at all and were drunk passed out and woke up with out a ride or PPE..... they will find them dead somewhere
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