Probable HOAX: SS Ourang Medan sent distress messages, all on board were dead, unsolved. TRUTH: There isn't even any record this ship ever existed. And no one from the ship that supposedly came to the rescue ever stepped forward to confirm the story.
In June, frantic Morse Code messages were received from the Dutch freighter Ourang Medan. The message was received by many ships and several responded. The message reported ‘All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge.