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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Elsewhere in Sibu, a search operation resumed this morning for missing ship crew Si Thu Htun, 21, a Myanmarese national, who was said to have jumped from a ship into Rejang river yesterday.
The war with the Brelac is not going well, and the Silencers are given an advanced warp-drive ship and sent beyond their home quadrant, Poseidon, to the last known coordinates of a missing ship. They find themselves in the midst of a war between local factions on a planet far from home.
The Coast Guard said it has pressed an additional interception craft for locating the missing ship.
He worked out roughly when he would return but his ship was delayed looking for a missing ship in what we now know as the Bermuda Triangle - that ship was never found.
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. The T-20 was fitted with a retractable Cloud Cap T2 sensor to forward live videos with attached satnav data and infrared images to its operators, while its underwing pods released smoke markers.
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