A mysterious unmanned container ship and cargo on board ran aground on the Burmese coast near the municipality of Thongwa in the Yangon region, reports Myanmar Times, citing police.
The boat, which bears the name Sam Ratulangi PB 1600, was first seen on Tuesday by fishermen about 11 kilometres from the village of Thama Seitta, according to the Thongwa Police.
Navy officers and military personnel boarded the ship, “they found no crew or cargo in it,” said Yangon U Ne Win regional parliamentary deputy.
U Aung Kyaw Linn, secretary general of the Independent Federation of Sea Navigators of Burma, said the ship is still in working order.
According to Maritime Telegraph, the Sam Ratulangi PB 1600 was built in 2001 as a container ship and sailed under the Indonesian flag.
It is reported that the ship disappeared in the South China Sea in 2009.