MV Joyita

MV Joyita

By Unresolved Productions

"The vessel would never sink unless she broke up... I just can't understand why everybody would have abandoned her."

On 10 November 1955, Captain Gerald Douglas of the merchant ship Tuvalu sighted the MV Joyita in the South Pacific near Fiji. The Joyita had left Samoa in the first week of October and was five weeks overdue to arrive in the Tokelau Islands, a territory of New Zealand, and was nearly 800 miles off-course.

When it had left port, there had been 25 people aboard the Joyita, 16 crew and 9 passengers, plus four tons of cargo. Yet the Tuvalu's boarding party found the ship barren and abandoned...

Episode researched & written by Troy Larson

Episode hosted & produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

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