A number of explorers have found a shipwreck that mysteriously disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle nearly 100 years ago, with 32 passengers on board.
Since the disappearance of SS Cotopaxi in 1925, it has become one of the most famous stories related to the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle.
The fate of SS Cotopaxi, steam powered, has been shrouded in mystery since she disappeared while sailing from South Carolina to Cuba on her last flight, which started on November 29, 1925.
No one knows where and how the ship disappeared, and none of the 32 passengers on board were recovered.
Many ships and planes are said to have disappeared under strange conditions within the notorious region in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Experts say they found the SS Cotopaxi wreck 35 nautical miles off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida.
Marine biologist and underwater explorer Michael Barnett combed the ship’s records at the Lloyds archive in London, who was the insurance broker for the SS Cotopaxi.
SS Cotopaxi appeared to send radio distress signals on September 1, 1925, two days after sailing from Charleston, South Carolina.
It turned out that ship wreckage known locally as “Bear Wreck” had been discovered on this site nearly 35 years ago, but Barnet, who worked with the Perkins diver and experts from the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, quickly determined that the “Bear Wreck” was in fact Cotopaxi wreck.
The stricken ship was on a routine trip to deliver coal to Havana, Cuba, when it sank, “They found no wreck for it, and they never found any lifeboats, corpses or anything else, so we tried to determine what happened.”
This discovery will be shown in the first episode of the “Science Ship Wreck Secrets” series, broadcast by Science Channel, on February 9.
About 75 planes and hundreds of ships have been lost in the Bermuda Triangle without any explanation. The Cotopaxi is one of many ships that mysteriously disappeared inside this mysterious site, covering about 440,000 miles from the North Atlantic, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
When Christopher Columbus sailed across the region on his first trip to the New World, he mentioned that a great fire had fallen into the sea one evening and that a strange light had appeared from afar, a few weeks later.
William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, which some scholars claim was based on a true story of a shipwreck in Bermuda, may have strengthened the aura of mystery in the area.
Source: The Sun