Creepy Dead Cruise Ship

This weekend I ran across an interesting tweet "Scuttled cruise ship on Google Maps" from Brian Major (@cruiseprguy) who handles PR for some of the cruise lines.  I could not resist clicking on the link.

His tweet linked to an interesting article in Geek O System about the World Discoverer, a German cruise ship built in 1974.  In 2000, the ship captain decided to ground the ship in Roderick Bay in the Solomon Islands after hitting an uncharted reef.  The ship was subsequently ransacked and its equipment and furnishings were stolen. 

Gizmodo originally ran the story pointing out the weirdness of finding a scuttled cruise ship on a Google Map.  

World Discoverer Cruise Ship