The Cuban Coast Guard may have discovered a ship that went missing in 1925 in the Bermuda Triangle area, according to a story from Radio Algerienne.
The Cuban Coast Guard said it had intercepted a ship without a captain on board, according to the news story. Cuban authorities spotted the ship in May in a prohibited military zone and tried many times to communicate with the ship's crew. Three patrol ships went out to the mystery ship, which is a 100-year-old vessel called the SS Cotopaxi, associated with legendary Bermuda Triangle disappearance stories.
No one was aboard the ship, although the captain's logbook was still on it. The captain was associated with Navigation Clinchfield, which owned the SS Cotopaxi. The logbook offered no information about what ultimately happened aboard the ship before it went missing. An expert believes the logbook is authentic. The last logbook entry is dated Dec. 1, 1925.
SS Cotopaxi left Charleston, South Carolina Nov. 29, 1925, headed to Havana with 32 sailors and a cargo load of coal. The captain, WJ Meyer, was reported missing two days later. The article did not state who reported him missing.
"It's very important for us to understand what happened," said vice president of the Council of Ministers, Gen. Abelardo Colome. "Such incidents could be really bad for our economy, so we have to make sure that this kind of thing does not happen again. It's time to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle once and for all."
Other sources such as Snopes.com claim the story may be false.