Ghost ship full of cannibal rats? Blame Canada

This undated handout picture shows the former Russian cruise ship

This undated handout picture shows the former Russian cruise ship "MV Lyubov Orlova". The around 100 meters long vessel is drifting in international waters near the coast of Canada since it broke away in January 2013 when it was towed for deconstruction to the Dominican Republic. AFP PHOTO / DIETMAR HASENPUSCH

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, Last Updated: 11:30 AM ET

A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats is heading for Britain and it's Canada's fault.

The MV Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North Atlantic for a year after it was impounded by the Canadian government in 2010 because of debt.

On Jan. 24, 2013, the cruise ship was being towed away from Newfoundland and Labrador to the Dominican Republic to be scrapped, but when the tow line broke, the ship drifted into international waters.

A Transportation Safety Board investigation is ongoing into the failed tow.

But now, British media outlets say the ship could be headed for U.K. shores, bringing with it diseased rats that have been eating each other to survive.

"She is floating around out there somewhere," salvage hunter Belgian Pim de Rhoodes told the U.K. Sun, the Telegraph reported. "There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other...If I get aboard I'll have to lace everywhere with poison."


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