Ghost ship washes ashore in Ireland

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Ghost ship, MV Alta, ran aground on the Irish coast after drifting for over a year at sea. The vessel’s 10 crew members were rescued by the US Coast Guard back in September 2018. The Tanzanian-flagged ship became disabled while underway from Greece to Haiti in September 2018, and its crew members were unable to make repairs. The crew was reportedly stuck on the ship in the middle of the Atlantic for almost 20 days. The hull of the vessel reportedly remains intact. Contractors are now in the process of completing a risk assessment, though there is no visible visible pollution within the Ballycotton Bay Special Protection Area or the nearby proposed natural heritage areas.

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