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In maritime folklore, this ghost ship has left the maximum impact like no other by inspiring numerous paintings, films, books, opera, etc. Van der Decken, the captain, on its way towards East Indies, with sheer determination, tried to steer his ship through the adverse weather condition of the Cape of Good Hope but failed miserably even after vowing to drift until the doomsday. 

 

Legend says that since then they have been cursed to sail the oceans for eternity. 

 

According to some sources, 17th-century Dutch captain Bernard Fokke is the model for the captain of the ghost ship. Fokke was renowned for the speed of his trips from the Netherlands to Java and was suspected of being in league with the Devil. 

 

The first version of the legend as a story was printed in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine for May 1821, which puts the scene as the Cape of Good Hope. 

 

This story introduces the name Captain Hendrick Van der Decken for the captain and the motifs (elaborated by later writers) of letters addressed to people long dead being offered to other ships for delivery, but if accepted will bring misfortune; and the captain having sworn to round the Cape of Good Hope though it should take until the day of judgment.

She was an Amsterdam vessel and sailed from port seventy years ago. Her master's name was Van der Decken. He was a staunch seaman, and would have his own way in spite of the devil. For all that, never a sailor under him had reason to complain; though how it is on board with them nobody knows. 

The story is this: that in doubling the Cape they were a long day trying to weather the Table Bay. However, the wind headed them, and went against them more and more, and Van der Decken walked the deck, swearing at the wind. 

Just after sunset a vessel spoke him, asking him if he did not mean to go into the bay that night. Van der Decken replied: "May I be eternally damned if I do, though I should beat about here till the day of judgment." And to be sure, he never did go into that bay, for it is believed that he continues to beat about in these seas still, and will do so long enough.  

 

This vessel is never seen but with foul weather along with her. 

 

 

To this day, hundreds of fisherman and sailors from deep-sea have claimed to have witnessed the Flying Dutchman continuing its never-ending voyage across the waters.

 

Have you ever seen,  The flying dutchman?..

 

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How good were the Crew Entertainment services (TV, Films, Music & News) on your last ship? How easy were they to access, what services did you use and what services would you really like to see?

Futurenautics is conducting a survey on Crew Entertainment services and would like to hear from you about your experiences of these services. The survey is a multiple choice online survey for serving seafarers only and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Crew_Entertainment_Survey 

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How good were the Crew Entertainment services (TV, Films, Music & News) provided to you on your last voyage? How easy were they to access, what services did you use and what future services would you like to see?

Futurenautics is conducting a survey on Crew Entertainment services and would like to hear from you about your experiences of these at sea. The survey is a multiple choice online survey for serving seafarers only and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Futurenautics will being giving away an Apple iWatch in a prize draw to a lucky survey participant. For your chance to win an Apple iWatch please take the survey by clicking on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Crew_Entertainment_Survey

Thank you for your help

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