But the theories don't stop there, with a 'top secret' CIA document airing the possibility 'something from the unknown' was present at the time. Jump back to , when Portuguese vessel Flor de la Mar sank to the bottom of the sea. Marck J penned the letter to an unknown recipient in And that's only where the history of fatality along the Strait of Malacca begins. Then in December , bodies were found floating in the waters off Bengkalis Island, Rau.
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While police found some of the victims were of Indonesian workers who had been killed on a ship when it crashed into a huge wave and sunk earlier in the month, they still haven't been able to determine where the other bodies came from. Most famous perhaps of all the mysteries is the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight And if undiscovered treasure and ghost ships wasn't enough to scandalise this stretch of wate, pirates are a very real threat pictured, pirate vessel.
Defence radar last detected the plane turning back across Malaysia, heading northwest up the Strait of Malacca then disappearing out of range just north of Sumatra. Besides tragedy, the Strait of Malacca is also said to be the resting place of bountiful treasure. The ship had a run in with bad luck when it hit a reef off the coast of Sumatra during a storm.
More than 60 tonnes of gold objects and gem-filled chests with diamonds and rubies. And if undiscovered treasure and ghost ships wasn't enough to scandalise this stretch of wate, pirates are a very real threat.
A Time article called the Strait of Malacca 'the most dangerous waters in the world'. They managed to siphon more than 3, metric tonnes of fuel from the ship to another boat. Forty-one per cent of the world's pirate attacks happened in southern Asia between Forty-three violent reports were made in the waters around Indonesia in alone. Most famous perhaps of all the mysteries is the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight stock picture.
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