A DRIFTING ghostly cruise ship filled with cannibal rats could be heading towards Britain, it has been reported.
The Lyubov Orlova cruise ship was cut loose near Canada in 2013 and has been adrift in the North Atlantic for the past 12 months.
The Sun has reported that Coastguards believe the recent storms may have driven the ship towards Britain.
“She is floating around out there somewhere,” Belgian researcher Pim de Rhoodes told the newspaper.
“There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other.
“If I get aboard I’ll have to lace everywhere with poison.”
The tow line between the 1976 Yugoslavia-built ship and a tug broke when it was being towed to the Dominican Republic in rough seas.
The Canadian government then sent out another ship to drag it out to sea and release it.
Irish coastguard chief Chris Reynolds is reported as saying he believes the 4,250-ton vessel, which was spotted 1,300 nautical miles off Ireland last year, is likely to still be afloat.
“There have been huge storms in recent months but it takes a lot to sink a vessel as big as that,” he said.
“We must stay vigilant.”