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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Ghost Ship Washes Ashore in Ireland


A ghost ship has washed ashore in Ireland.

Storm Dennis brought a recent bout of stormy weather to Europe bringing strong wind and churning up large waves along the Irish Coast.

The ship came ashore in County Cork.

Officials later identified the ship as the Alta.

MV Alta is an abandoned Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel built in 1976.

Alta was abandoned in October 2018 after a US Coast Guard relief operation to rescue the crew about 2,200 km south-east of Bermuda, stranded after the ship was rendered irreparably disabled on a voyage from Greece to Haiti.

The vessel appears to have drifted thousands of kilometres since 2018.


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