Experts are baffled after a huge oil tanker washed up on a beach with nobody on board.
The Tamaya 1’s position hadn’t been recorded for three weeks when it mysteriously appeared on the shores of Liberia in west Africa .
Locals were shocked to find that there was nobody on board and immediately raised the alarm – but police didn’t respond for days.
The 64-metre tanker was on the way to the Sengalese port of Dakar and it was last seen on 21st April.
Now officials are scrambling to work out why the Panama-registered vessel washed up with no crew.
A port authority insider said: “Our best bet is that the vessel’s owner might have gone broke and had no money to pay crew members.
“And therefore, the crew abandoned the ship.”