Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

Havana| The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which vanished in December 1925 and has since been connected to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Cuban authorities spotted the ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. They made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew and finally mobilized three patrol boats to intercept it.

When they reached it, they were surprised to find that the ship was actually a nearly 100-year old steamer identified as the Cotopaxi, a name famously associated with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

There was no one on board and the ship seemed to have been abandoned for decades, suggesting that this could actually be the tramp freighter that disappeared in 1925.

An exhaustive search of the ship led to the discovery of the captain’s logbook.

It was, indeed, associated with the Clinchfield Navigation Company, the owners of the SS Cotopaxi, but hasn’t brought any clue concerning what happened to the ship over the last 90 years.


Cuban expert, Rodolfo Salvador Cruz, believes that the captain’s logbook is authentic. This document is full of precious information concerning the life of the crew before the ship’s disappearance, but the entries stop suddenly on December 1, 1925.

On 29 November 1925, the SS Cotopaxi departed Charleston, South Carolina, and headed towards Havana, Cuba.

The ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain W. J. Meyer, and was carrying a cargo of 2340 tons of coal.

It was reported missing two days later and was unheard of for almost 90 years.

The Vice President of Council of Ministers, General Abelardo Colomé, announced that the Cuban authorities were going to conduct a thorough investigation to elucidate the mystery of the ship’s disappearance and reappearance.

“It is very important for us to understand what happened,”  says General Colomé.

“Such incidents could be really bad for our economy, so  want to make sure that this kind of disappearance doesn’t happen again. The time has come to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, once and for all.”


The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region covering the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, where dozens of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Popular culture has attributed many of the disappearances to paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or to the activity of extraterrestrial beings.

One explanation even pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.

Despite the popularity of these strange theories, most scientists do not recognize the existence of the Bermuda Triangle and blame human mistakes and natural phenomena for the disappearances.

The mysterious reappearance of the SS Cotopaxi has, however, already generated a lot of interest in the scientific community and could push some experts to change their mind on the subject.

57 Comments on "Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing"

  1. Someone contact Dirk Pitt at NUMA!

    • Amy DeClerck | May 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm |

      Quick! Find AL and the Admiral!

    • Anna-Marie Walker | May 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm |

      SHARP!!! Glad to know somebody else enjoy
      Clive Cussler as well.

    • Vicki Koval | May 22, 2015 at 2:42 am |

      Love Dirk and Al and Clive.

    • Dalene Dampier | May 22, 2015 at 10:52 am |

      Agreed! Anyone have Clive Cussler’s contact number. 😀

    • According to zero hour that I am currently reading NUMA is busy in Antarctica

    • Sara Baldwin | May 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm |

      Haha same thought when I read the article…why not contact Dirk Pitt 🙂

    • Roland Black | July 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm |

      I thought it was the Cyclops from Cussler’s book of the same name!

    • Norman Wiegers | July 22, 2015 at 8:43 pm |

      Maybe Dirk Jr. and Summer could help out.

    • Maybe we entered the twilight zone again

    • Best comment of them all!!!
      You win! 😉

    • as to sattellite imagery or some other modern technology seeng this ship, very unlikely. It wouldn’t be being looked for having been lost 90 years ago. Tankers are being hijacked in Asia and lost long enough to have their cargo pumped off……. They will probably find out it has been aground many times. There are many sandy beaches without rocky shores in that area. I think it is plausable its been drifting around especially without the cargo. I like some variaion on the Pirate theory. I wonder what was going on politically post WW1 and way before WW2?

  2. How does a ship survive for 90 years without being spotted. How does it survive without a crew. What happened to the crew. Where there any skeletal remains. What a great mystery

    • It had a skeleton crew.

    • Julia Merkel | September 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm |

      @ Ted Fink, yes and where is the cargo, is it still on board? How can a ship this size be beached without being seen on someones radar, or a sattellite should have seen it floating or even beached. When will we hear about this in the news?

    • Making no bones about it, I’d say a mystery for sure. 😉

    • That is the exact question I just asked. Lol. Someone said it was a skeleton crew. Lol.

  3. Bhalchandra Kondhawekar | May 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Reply

    This is a very interesting matter. Would the authorities, searching and identifying the mystery disclose and publicize their findings with detailed report thereof ? I would like to understand the details of this incidence.

  4. Is the cargo still on the ship?

    • thats what we all want to know?

    • Exactly. If it’s missing, then this was a human-involved disappearance. Pirates, or the crew stole & ran.

    • If it were some of the crew, one of their family members would have spilled the beans by now. IMO

    • the cargo was coal, enviro wackos stole it.

    • It could have been beached or caught on a sand bar somewhere. No telling. But dead men tell no tales. As for rain. The ship should have been water tight. Rain should have not been a bad issue. But the rust could have been. Salt water an rough seas. It’s a strange situation for sure.

    • probably washed ashore somewhere on dry land until a storm washed it back out.

    • What type of fuel was this steamer powered by? Coal? That may be the answer as to where the cargo went.

    • White Hunter | November 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm |

      Yeah. This is totally weird. Ship disappear on 90 years. But the crew on ship? No idea what happen to them! N0 proof that may solve this mystery for decades. Some scientists claim to have discovered the river that flows within the sea, disorder tectonic plate that sea currents encased in a channel width of several kilometers and turned into a sea river that pulls ships, electromagnetic distortion that destroys planes. Others have an explanation that this higher intelligence that manages in our time and space, parallel dimensions and so on. The question is whether we will get to the bottom and when?

    • Robert Burgess | October 22, 2016 at 11:24 pm |

      That was the first thing I thought when I read the article.

  5. my question is, does a ship can survive for a 90years in the ocean w/ no crew on board?!

    • f.rydzinski | May 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm |

      not in my opinion ,as a elder shr would have rusted out her hull at the waterline and sank long ago,and the ingress of water from rain over 90 years would have filled her up ,,i would like to know where her cargo of coal is ,,is it still on board?

    • Michael Lovemore | May 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm |

      It can be a kinda worm whole where for the ship it was 1 year but for us 90

    • Agent Zed | May 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm |

      This has Philadelphia Experiment written all over it. I know it was ‘after’ this ship’s disappearance, but it’s all about time travel, isn’t it?

    • My question is “Where is the cargo” .

      If the cargo is missing, blame pirates.

    • With our re-established relations with CUBA, there are probably lots of secrets they have with-held. Just a suspicion…..

    • Dave Schindler | May 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm |

      I could have been beached for all that time and released to sea by a storm.

    • Daniel Laskowski | May 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm |

      Her cargo may be the key…

    • Priscilla | June 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm |

      I’m totally agreed with Michael Lovemore

    • Many people have reported jumping ahead in time yet came out ok

    • Anything is possible because time mightn’t be a factor.

    • i bet it was beached on a no nothing island, and finally the island was over taken by water and the ship re launched. extremely crazy for sure.

    • Parallel universe. On the other side there may be no water there, allowing the ship to survive for so long, the cargo would have been taken off, the crew, long gone…then it got sent back through some how and now it’s in our ocean again. My simple opinion.

    • Yes a ship can, that ship would survive at least 150 years alone before sinking. a wooden ship will last at least 75-90 years before sinking.

    • If this boat was “beached” somewhere for 90 years until the tide released it, would it not have been spotted by overhead satellites, planes, humans…it could NOT have been sitting exposed, or it would have been seen regardless of where it was! My opinion only!

    • Brilliant. We “normalize” relations with Cuba and suddenly a US ship surfaces 90 years later. Who wants to bet that the disappearance of this ship and other craft have more to do with Cuba than the Bermuda Triangle.

    • The Cubans had it…..duh.
      Murdered crew and captain, stole cargo. Ship would not last if left on ocean water 90 years. Had to of been dry docked. Seriously.

    • Are you yanks that paranoid? You don’t think your government may be culpable.

    • Revelation 20:13
      And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

    • @Ange: “Are you yanks that paranoid? You don’t think your government may be culpable.”

      Ange, aren’t you a bit paranoid about the Yank’s government? Then again, it could have been on Hillery’s server.

    • I totally agree with Michael Lovemore

    • Can a English?

    • a super power rule under water

    • Portals open and close with time missing, so its likely that the ship has not necessarily been in water for 90 years in it’s time, only to us it appears 90 years later, but may only have been a few years in total to the ship/crew.

    • “Portals open and close with time missing, so its likely that the ship has not necessarily been in water for 90 years in it’s time, only to us it appears 90 years later, but may only have been a few years in total to the ship/crew.”

      You state this as a fact. Do you have any evidence to demonstrate these portals?

    • 90 years yes its a steamer they were built to last they have reinforced hulls with up to 3 different layers but in tge water I dont know how it didnt hit an island or something

    • sonny freeman | April 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm |

      Where are you ROBERT STACK? we miss you

    • Blackheart | March 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm |

      The Triangle is a demensional portal. Many ships have come back over the years like that. Look at the movie Ghost Ship! The documentary on the special features says that ship is one of them as well. Read people.

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