Passengers on board the MS Balmoral, that was travelling on the same route as the tragic Titanic did in 1912, got the shock of their lives as the captain told all passengers to don their life-jackets and head for the life-boats.
"Could it be a repeat of the tragedy that hit the original Titanic all those years ago," Asked many passengers. "Where's the damn iceberg?"
"Or was it just a devilish prank?" Well actually the reason for the ships delay and red-light warning was a real "act of God!" The MS Balmoral was attacked by a "Flock of Seagulls" humming "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)"; pretty scary that one especially because many of the passengers were relatives of those who perished so long ago! And an ancient mariners yarn is; "those who perish at sea become seagulls," even more creepy! And for those who believe in such yarns the song fits perfectly and all the seagulls really wanted was "a photograph of you," logical or not?
The captain saved the day by throwing some stale bread at the birds and then over the loud speakers he played Eric Cantona's infamous press comment about fishes, trawlers and seagulls; then they just flew away, humming of course.
Stranger things happen at sea; ask Eric!