James Herbert New Watch: Cannibal Rat Ship Heads To Scotland
IS James Herbert writing the news? After the mutant rats beware of the Cannibal Rats. The vermin are aboard the Lyubov Orlova, an old cruise liner adrift in the North Atlantic.
The boat, constructed in the former Yugoslavia in 1976, has been without a human crew since its owners abandoned it in Canada over unpaid harbour fees. Plans to take the ship to the Dominican Republic for salvage were undone by a terrible storm that cast the Lyuov Orlova loose. The vessel moved from Canadian waters into the North Atlantic. The only life on board – so they say – are rats.
Hundreds of rats.
On March 12th and 23rd 2013, two of the ship’s lifeboats were cut loose, or fell? This triggered a distress call. But no-one came to help. And now the ghost ship is heading towards Scotland. The Sun hears from Belgian salvage expert, Pim de Rhoodes. Says he:
“She is floating around out there somewhere.There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other. If I get aboard I’ll have to lace everywhere with poison.”
Unless… The rats have grown? Unless a stricken yachtsman found their way onto that ghastly ship.