Storm Dennis pushes Ghost Ship to the coast of Ireland

The bad weather that lashed Europe in Storm Dennis pushes Ghost Ship to the coast of County Cork, Ireland. The ship was sailing the Tanzanian flag crane and was last seen in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean by a British navy ship in September.

Storm Dennis pushes Ghost Ship to the coast of Ireland

The Irish Coast Guard reported that:

  1. An abandoned cargo ship that has been bombarded by the crashing waves for more than a year has been washed into Ireland in the wake of severe storms.
  2. It seems that the storm Dennis, which struck the Irish coasts earlier this week, threw the ship on the beach near Cork in the south of the country.
  3. The Irish Examiner reported that the MV Alta vessel was spotted stuck in coastal rocks.
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The head of Ballycotton’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

He told the Irish Examiner newspaper:

He had “never, ever seen anything abandoned like that before.”

MV Alta

  1. The ship has been identified as the Alta, which has had numerous owners and names.
  2. Built-in 1976, it most recently flew a Tanzanian flag.
  3. It was last spotted in September 2019 by a British Royal Navy ship.
  4. The saga that brought it to Ireland began in September 2018 when it was still crewed, and sailing from Greece to Haiti.

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