Abandoned Cargo Ship Washed Ashore During Storm in Ireland
Abandoned Cargo Ship Washed Ashore During Storm in Ireland. After more than a year at sea, a cargo ship got stuck at the Irish coast in Cork.
During storm Dennis, the MV Alta, built-in 1976, crashed on Sunday near Ballycotton, a fishing village in County Cork.
The authorities advise the population to stay away from the ship because it is stuck on a dangerous and inaccessible part of the coast and is “unstable”.
The 77-meter-long ship has been floating around the sea unmanned for more than a year.
In September 2018, the US Coast Guard rescued the ten crew members about 2,000 kilometres southeast of Bermuda. On the way from Greece to Haiti, the cargo ship ran into problems. The crew members failed to repair the ship, and they were rescued after twenty days.
The US Coast Guard reportedly contacted the owner to have the ship towed to a port. But until August 2019 his fate was unclear. Until a British naval ship spotted the cargo ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Probably still unmanned.
After that the ship would have been driven from Africa, past Spain to Ireland.