History of Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman. The story of the sailors on the mysteries of the ocean is sometimes interesting to talk about. As it turns out that we live in the world besides this, the oceans store a variety of mysteries that until now the unforgettable legend. Among them is the story of “The Flying Dutchman”.
According to folklore, the Flying Dutchman is a ghost ship that can never be docked, but has to wade through the “seven seas” forever. Flying Dutchman is always visible from a distance, sometimes illuminated by spotlights dim light. Based from several sources, the Dutch captain in the 17th century is an example of Bernard Fokke the ghost ship’s captain. Fokke gain notoriety on the journey from Holland to Java with remarkable speed and are suspected of having ties with the devil to increase its speed. Based from several sources, the captain is called Falkenburg in the Dutch version of the story. He called the “Van der Decken” (meaning of the deck | Above deck) in Marryat’s version and “Ramhout van Dam” in Irving’s version. The sources do not agree that the “Flying Dutchman” is the name of the ship.
She was suspected of asking for help to achieve the speed demon earlier. But amid his voyage to the Cape of God Hope sudden bad weather, so the ship roll. Then a crew member requested that the cruise ship stopped. But the captain did not want, and then he said “I swear I will not back down and will continue through the storm to reach the destination city, or I and all the crew of my ship will be cursed forever” All of a sudden storm that hit the ship so that they lost against nature.
And cursed forever with the captain of his ship into the bodies of children living and sailing on the seven seas for eternity. According to many versions, the captain vowed that he would not back down in a storm, but will continue his efforts to find the Cape of Good Hope, although until doomsday. According to some versions, a terrible crime has occurred, or the crew has been infected by the plague and not allowed to dock at all ports. Since then, the ship and its crew were sentenced to always sail, never to land. According to some versions, this occurred in 1641, others to guess in 1680 or 1729.
Terneuzen (The Netherlands) referred to as the home of the legendary Flying Dutchman, Van der Decken, a captain who cursed God and was condemned to sail the seas forever, has been told in the novel by Frederick Marryat – The Phantom Ship and the Richard Wagner opera.