Mystery shrouds ghost ship found off Queensland coast
- A GHOST ship, its origin unknown, has been found floating off the Queensland coast near Weipa.
Australian customs officers boarded the abandoned 80-metre vessel yesterday morning.
It was first spotted on Friday by a Coastwatch surveillance aircraft in the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 180 kilometres south-west of Weipa.
There was no one on board the ship and a broken tow-rope was trailing from its bow.
The ship has been identified as the Jian Seng, but its port of origin remains a mystery.