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Ghost ship washes ashore in Ireland after more than a year at sea

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Public warned away from MV Alta, which ran aground on Cork coast during Storm Dennis Abandoned by its crew, the cargo vessel made a lonely odyssey across the Atlantic, a ghost ship seemingly destined never to make port. The 77-metre MV Alta drifted for over a year, skirting the Americas, Africa and Europe, rusting and derelict yet resolutely afloat.
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‘Ghost' ship washes up on Irish coast during Storm Dennis

‘Ghost' ship washes up on Irish coast during Storm Dennis

One year ago   |   By Metro

The ship near Ballycotton, County Cork
A ‘ghost' ship with no passengers spotted sailing off the west African coast six months ago has washed up in Ireland.
The MV Alta cargo ship, which is sailing with a Tazmanian flag, was seen in Ballycotton, County Cork, yesterday morning following Storm Dennis.
It is firmly caught on rocks having been swept there in strong winds.
Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat Operations manager John Tattan told the Irish Examiner: ‘This is one in a million.'
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Ghost ship is washed up on Irish coast by Storm Dennis after drifting for thousands of miles

Ghost ship is washed up on Irish coast by Storm Dennis after drifting for thousands of miles

One year ago   |   By Daily Mail

The Alta, a Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessel, has been adrift since the US Coast Guard rescued its crew of ten men 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018.
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