When two sailors came across a floating "ghost ship" that had been previously believed to have sunk in "appalling" weather close to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, they discovered an astounding find, Daily Star reported.

In the North Atlantic Ocean, 70 miles north of the island, in February 2013, a yacht owned by an Irish Yacht Club member was being pounded by waves that reached 20 feet in height, forcing it to be abandoned.

In order to reach the distressed sailing boat and rescue the four crew members, two merchant vessels were diverted from their intended paths along with the US Coast Guard, according to Sail World.

The 48-foot Irish yacht was battered by 50-knot winds and enormous waves, suffering both power and engine outages, yet it hadn't sunk as originally believed.

Two members of the Ocean Research Project recently discovered the ship floating 800 miles from Bermuda in the North Atlantic with "no sign of anyone on board."

Matt Rutherford, an experienced sailor, got onboard and was met by unsettling sights, but he overcame his fears of discovering a body.

As he prepared to leave his own ship, he recorded himself and said, "This is one awfully abandoned sailboat. Wolfhound from the Irish yacht cl

He also said, "I have no idea what's inside, I'm going to go and search around and I hope I don't find any dead bodies or anything."

"No dead bodies, thank God," he added. "This is absolutely crazy by the way. 800 miles from Bermuda, 1,500 miles from the US, standing on a very nice Swan 48, in the middle of the ocean."

The boat belonged to Royal Irish Yacht Club captain Alan McGettigan and was discovered more than 700 miles from where it was abandoned in 2013.

Nearly ten years ago, he and three other crew members were saved by a cargo ship, leaving the freshly purchased boat to drift.

The crew, who were reportedly lawyers and businesspeople, departed from Connecticut in the United States in search of Bermuda and later Antigua.

However, a storm struck 400 miles off the coast of Delaware, and as the weather grew worse, the boat "lost battery power and suffered a mechanical failure."

At the time of their rescue, the yachtsmen stated that the boat had sunk shortly after their rescue.

A woman who was volunteering at a Texas seaport museum died after she fell off the almost 100-foot mast of a historic ship on Saturday, Feb. 5. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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