Ghost Ship washed up in Cork by Storm Dennis

An abandoned cargo ship has been discovered washed up on the rocks at Ballycotton, Co. Cork following strong winds from Storm Dennis on the 15th and 16th February.

Ghost Ship Cork Storm Dennis

MV Alta on the rocks at Ballycotton in Cork

The vessel, the MV Alta, appears to have drifted thousands of miles over more than a year, from the south-east of Bermuda in 2018, across the Atlantic Ocean before reaching its final resting place in Cork.

The UK navy had an earlier meeting with the Alta in September 2019 out at sea:

So whats next for the MV Alta?

A physical inspection of the ghost ship is being carried out by contractors for Cork County Council this week. Marine surveyors are expected to board the vessel subject to an initial health and safety assessment.

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