I read about this story for the first time in my favorite blog about mysteries called enigma. The reason why this story attracts me is because the Ship name is “SS Ourang Medan” while Medan is a name of a City in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, my country.
This incident was first published by the United States Coast Guard in the Proceedings of the Merchant Council, in May 1952 issue. Due to the insufficient number of witnesses, there are no other media that published or publicized about this incident, which is why many people didn’t believe about this incident.
Well, it was a perfect weather for a voyage in February 1948. The ocean wave was peaceful and serene. There were several vessels traversing the trade routes of the Straits of Malacca. That serenity was suddenly crooked by a series of SOS distress signal from an unknown ship. Evidently that SOS Signal was from a Dutch Cargo Ship called SS Ourang Medan. There were only two vessels that received the SOS signals from the Radio, those are City of Baltimore and The Silver Star. The crews’s screaming and shrieking panic was heard on the radio, makes whoever heard it creeps the shit out.
“All officers including Captain are dead, lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.”
The other vessels could receive the signal, but only The Silver Star that could determined the exact coordinate location of the SS Ourang Medan, hence the Silver Star captain instructed his crew by sending a group of man to see what’s going on and rescue if there any survivor. They haven’t arrived to their destination whilst suddenly the previous communication from the radio was followed by a indecipherable Morse code, then a final grim message;
This vague yet eerie declaration was followed by a tomb-like silence.
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