Truth or Fiction?
Picture of Hurricane Isabel Taken From a Ship-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor
The eRumor includes one or sometimes two pictures of strange looking cloud formations said to be of Atlantic Hurricane Isabel in September of 2003.
Why someone felt the need to say these were pictures from Hurricane Isabel is known only to that person, but they are not.
They were posted by an Australian pilot on a website of pictures from Western Australia. TruthOrFiction.com was able to track him down.
He says the pictures were taken by a friend of his around the time of Cyclone Graham in February, 2003. The pictures were taken over a two day period in and near Port Hedland. One of them is from the deck of one of the iron ore ships that sail in and out of Port Hedland. The second picture was taken as the storm was adjacent a salt mine at Port Hedland.
Port Hedland is frequently affected by cyclones, so much so that the city council has a pre-cyclone clean-up period for three weeks every year in October