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MV Joyita: Quiz

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  • 25 passengers and crew mysteriously disappeared from MV Joyita in 1955?

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Question 1: The starboard engine was found to be covered by ________, whilst the port engine's clutch was still partially disassembled, showing that the vessel was still running on only one engine.
BedPillowBeddingMattress

Question 2: However, it would have been difficult to see the events surrounding the Joyita as insurance ________, given that no seacocks were found open and the ship would be almost impossible to scuttle.
NegligenceFraudNeutral reportageTort

Question 3: The recovery party noted that the ________ was discovered tuned to 2182 kHz, the international marine radiotelephone distress channel.
MicrowaveRadioRadio broadcastingAmateur radio

Question 4: An especially inexplicable point was that the three ________ the Joyita carried were missing, but it would not make sense for the crew and passengers to voluntarily abandon the vessel.
Airborne lifeboatLifeboat (rescue)Search and rescueLifeboat (shipboard)

Question 5: Also, Miller was relying on Joyita being chartered for regular runs between ________ and Tokelau- these government charters would have quickly cleared his debts.
Solomon IslandsSamoaNauruTonga

Question 6: The 69-foot (21 m) wooden ship was built in 1931 as a luxury yacht by the Wilmington Boat Works in ________ for movie director Roland West.
Los AngelesSan Jose, CaliforniaGlendale, CaliforniaLong Beach, California

Question 7: A canvas ________ had been rigged on top of the deckhouse behind the bridge.
Framing (construction)AluminiumAwningIron

Question 8: The ships' logbook, ________ and other navigational equipment were missing.
LatitudeOctant (instrument)SextantReflecting instrument

Question 9: However, she was surrounded by legal disputes over the transfer of her registry from the ________ to Britain without permission.
CanadaPhilippinesUnited StatesAlaska

Question 10: When she was moored back in harbour at ________, investigators heard the sound of water entering the vessel.
Port MoresbySuvaFijiCanberra







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