Hannibal Gaddafi—son of the assassinated Libyan dictator—built a ship with a 120-ton sea water aquarium inside. Why? To put six sharks inside, including two bull sharks and two whites, the most dangerous in the world.
Like a Bond villain's mobile headquarters, Gaddafi son's ship was going to be the epitome of bad taste. Called the Phoenician, the ship is able to hold 3,500 passengers. Full of golden everything, giant statues and marble columns, the ship's center piece is a 120-ton sea water tank that was going to hold the sharks, which also included to black tip sharks. Along with tiger sharks and hammerheads, the bulls and the whites are extremely dangerous for humans.
The ship has now been bought by MSC Cruises. Pier Francesco Vago—the cruise company's CEO—says that he doesn't know why he wanted the sharks, but the sea water tank is ready for use. Gaddafi's son had already contracted a group of marine biologists who were going to take care of the sharks while they roamed in their glass house.
I like to imagine that there was a hidden trap on top of the tank, to drop misbehaving passengers in it.
The 39-year-old Hannibal Gaddafi—who apparently was a violent thug in charge of Libya's maritime interests and ports—is now living exiled in Argelia. I wonder if the crazy nutter mumbles things like You vont scape this trapp, Mr Biond! when he's at home. [El Mundo—In Spanish]