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Locals in awe as “Ghost ship” runs aground on coast of Cork




An 80-meter ghost ship has run aground on the Coast of East Cork, but authorities have assured locals in Ballycotton that is little risk of pollution from the abandoned vessel.

The Alta, a cargo ship that has been abandoned and adrift for over a year, was deserted by its crew in October 2018 while en route from Greece to Haiti while it was 1,500 nautical miles west of the African coast in Southeast Bermuda.

Following its abandonment, the ship was hijacked twice and on the latter occasion was towed to the South American nation of Guyana

The last officially reported sighting of the Alta was in the mid-Atlantic in September when the wandering vessel was spotted by crew onboard the HMS Protector.

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