“Experts” believe the ship could still contain hundreds of rats, which naturally would only have been able to survive this long by feeding off one another. “There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other,” Belgian salvage hunter Pim de Rhoodes explained.
Note that Salon blames most of this on Canada, while these guys laud Irish steadfastness in the face of oncoming, squeaking horror. In contrast, fear-mongering Weather.com uncharacteristically asks us to chill out about the thing. Because it has probably sunk by now.
Cold War Gothic note: the ship was built by Yugoslavia, back in the day.