The Famous Ship Puzzle

Question: A Japanese ship was sailing in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese captain of the ship put his diamond chain and Rolex watch on a shelf, went to get a shower and returned ten minutes later. Now listen carefully, as I will only tell it once: When he returned, both the chain and the watch were missing!! He called the crew of his ship together. There were four of them. A British guy was the cook of the ship. The captain asked him: "Where were you the last ten minutes?" And the cook answered "I was in the cold storage room to select the meat for lunch". A Sri Lankan was the house keeping guy. The captain repeated his question to him, and learnt that the Sri Lankan was at the top of the ship correcting the flag which had been put upside down. An Indian guy was the engineer maintaining the ship. Same question, and the Indian told that the he was in the generator room checking the generator. A French guy also served on the house keeping crew. Same question, and the French told that he was sleeping after the night shift. Within ten seconds the smart captain caught the thief. Who was the thief? How did the captain find him? Source: Puzzlevilla

Riddle Discussion

By: XNimbus on 17/5/16

I agree with Autismspeaks2day. The Japanese flag is a red circle, so it can't be upside down.

By: Autismspeaks2day on 17/2/16

It was the Sri Lankan because the Japanese flag is a red circle.

By: SGgamer on 1/11/15

The cook. It was not in the morning, thus he cannot be preparing lunch.

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