December of 1925 when SS Cotopaxi was reported missing!
SS Cotopaxi was a cargo ship made in 1918 by the Great Lakes Engineering Works for the Clinchfield Navigation Company. This tramp steamer which was named after a stratovolcano in the Andes, departed Charleston, South Carolina in November 29, 1925 for Havana,Cuba. The ship was manned by Captain W.J. Meyer with 32 crew on board. Three days after, the team radioed a distress call, reporting that they are voyaging in the midst of storm and that water started to be collected inside. The last message received was informing that they were about to sink.
Although it has been declared by the ship crew that they are sinking, some sources linked its disappearance to the Bermuda Triangle which is also referred to as the Devil’s Triangle.
It was reported that the cargo ship was within the Bermuda Triangle area when it disappeared. Several incidents of missing aircrafts and ships are been recorded and yet others were not recovered.
Wayback in December of 1945, when five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo bombers named as “Flight 19” took off from a Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a routine training flight but has disappeared in the into the Atlantic Ocean. No traces had been found including the Navy seaplane that is sent for rescue. All mysteriously vanished without a trace and the case still remains unsolved.
Though some authorities had rejected the claims that there’s a so-called “mystery” that is engulfing down under. Fabricated stories like in “Shakespeare’s The Tempest” for example, had featured scenes about the Bermuda Triangle, thus further igniting people’s mythical beliefs.
Others had referred it to science to justify what had actually transpired in the area. Theorists blamed it to meteorites, missiles or extraterrestrial forces. Some claims that gas hydrates causes the disappearances.
There is a reported informations claiming the reappearance of SS Cotopaxi. May 2015 when Cuban Coast Guard claimed that the mysteriously missing vessel since 1920s was spotted near a controlled military zone, west of Havana.
Cuban authorities had mobilized three patrol boats to investigate. The crew was surprised to find out that the abandoned ship was actually the lost steamer identified as the Cotopaxi that has been lost for almost 90 years. A captain’s logbook was found during an i-depth search of the ship. The logbook was linked to the Clinchfield Navigation Company, the owners of SS Cotopaxi. Nothing was recorded in the book during the last 90 years.
Rodolfo Salvador Cruz, a Cuban expert stated that the logbook is the original one. It actually contains informations about the life of the crew but records had ended on December 1, 1925.
Despite of the claims, some agencies confirmed that there is no truth about this story. Cuban government itself has not even validate these reports and doesn’t showed any credible sources to support the story.