London, September 14 (ANI): The ship used in the film Pirates of the Caribbean has been stolen.
The vessel was legged from Customhouse Quay in Greenock Renfrewshire.
The raiders also took some cash, an 8x12ft American flag, a survival suit and a life ring.
But the US flag, an immersion suit and a life belt were all later recovered.
The ship, which was built for Marlon Brando’s 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty, has apparently sailed the world as a major tourist attraction.
“It is unbelievable. This ship has sailed all around the world and has never been robbed. But as soon as it gets into Greenock it gets turned over,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
The theft took place on Saturday morning, only few hours after arriving to give Scottish fans a rare glimpse on board.
Captain Robin Walbridge – who has skippered it since 1995 – said: “We don’t hold this against the people of Greenock.”
A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: “Inquiries are on-going.”
The replica vessel had featured in Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Man’s Chest. (ANI)