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The Liberian Ministry of National Defense this week revealed that the ship had been devastated by fire and that the hatches were opened and contained a mixture of oil and water, but the cause of the blaze remains unknown. They explained in a statement: ‘During the search on board the vessel, it was discovered that the abandoned vessel is an oil tanker and but so far no information was established regarding the number of crew members as no crew members were found on board,
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Or...how about this?
The ship had been abandoned several years ago (roughly 2010 or so) after she was no longer legal, and then seized by pirates who operated it in black market oil transactions to 3rd world countries until it was in such disrepair it was no longer useful and then they too abandoned her.