Missing ship

MISSING SHIP, mar. law. When a ship or other vessel has been at sea for a much longer time than she ought to have been, she is presumed to have perished there with all on board, and such a vessel is called a missing ship.
     2. There is no precise time fixed as to when the presumption is to arise, and this must depend upon the circumstances of each case. 2 Str. R. 1199; Park. Ins. 63; Marsh. Ins. 488; 2 Johns. R. 150; 1 Caines' R. 525; Holt's N. P. Rep. 242.

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BRITISH forces were last night poised to join the hunt for a missing ship packed with 180 child slaves.
Sea Tankers, a shipping firm based in France, issued a statement yesterday identifying the missing ship as the M/T Gascogne.
Downscale, the T-20 from Arcturus completed a search-and-rescue test mission over Admiralty Bay on 10 October 2010, the catapult-launched aircraft autonomously flew a search pattern at an altitude of 2000 feet to simulate the search for a missing ship.
But its whereabouts was shrouded in mystery amid reports that the Russian navy will deploy vessels to help locate the missing ship.
By April 7, there was still no sign of the President, and the friends and relatives of the 121 passengers on the missing ship crowded at Liverpool Docks each day, hoping to see the vessel sail down the Mersey.
The bell is traditionally rung to signal the news of a missing ship
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Police believe the missing ship is the same one that was recently discovered on sale for pounds 300,000 at a London antique shop.
If it was the missing ship, it must have been repainted and the ship's original registration identity must have been erased," he said.
He said that all contact with the ship ceased two days ago, and as a result, the department sent out six military boats and two choppers in search of the missing ship.
Two Coastguard helicopters and an Air Corps plane searched the coast for the missing ship as fishing boats and other vessels joined in the search.