For More Than a Year, This 'Ghost Ship' Traveled the WorldNewser — Arden Dier
A "ghost ship" has finally struck land after more than a year traveling the world, from the Americas to Africa and Europe, without a crew. The MV Alta cargo vessel disabled some 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda while traveling from Greece to Haiti in September 2018.
It's believed to have drifted north, near the coasts of Africa and Spain, before it ran aground Sunday in County Cork, Ireland, amid Storm Dennis.
There's no visible pollution coming from the 250-foot ship, which remains intact despite being wedged on rocks near the fishing village of Ballycotton, per the BBC.
However, a marine contractor is expected to do a more thorough inspection soon, perhaps during low tide on Tuesday morning. Until then, "Cork County Council is asking members of the public to stay away from the wreck location as it is situated on a dangerous and inaccessible stretch of coastline and is in an unstable condition," according to a statement.
The owner will have a year to claim it, per the Irish Examiner.
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