Ghost Ship Wrecks Bali Surfing Contest

Mike Schuler
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July 15, 2008

It appears as though some less fortunate souls might have an alternative plan for the World Surfing Championship set to go off in Bali next month.  According to The Sydney Morning Herald:

AN ILLEGAL fishing ship whose captain is rumoured to have been murdered has thrown plans for the World Surfing Championship in Bali into chaos by running aground on the island’s best surf break.

Mystery surrounds the arrival of the Taiwanese vessel Ho Tsai Fa No. 18 off Padang Padang beach. Locals woke on Saturday to see the 30-metre-long vessel foundering on a reef, and reaped a barbecue bonanza by emptying its holds of tuna and shark.

Police are still trying to find the boat’s Indonesian crew and its Taiwanese captain, Tsai Wen-chen. Taiwanese authorities had requested Indonesia’s assistance to locate the boat several weeks ago after it failed to return from a fishing trip off Papua.

If you feel brave enough, you can catch the whole article HERE

Also check out some of our previous posts on ghost ships HERE and HERE

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