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Ghost ship is washed ashore by Storm Dennis on the Irish coast after having drifted thousands of miles

Ghost ship is washed ashore by Storm Dennis on the Irish coast after having drifted thousands of miles into the Atlantic Ocean without a soul on board

  • Tanzanian flag Alta washed up in Ballycotton, County Cork on Sunday
  • It is believed to have drifted from West Africa and then along the west of Spain
  • The crew of ten was saved 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018
  • It was last noticed by the Royal Navy in September that it was going to check

A ghost ship that has driven thousands of miles without a soul on board was washed ashore by Storm Dennis on the coast of Ireland yesterday.

The Alta, a cargo ship with a Tanzanian flag, has drifted since the US Coast Guard rescued its crew of ten at 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018.

Most recently it is believed to have found its way from the west of Africa, the north beyond Spain and then the west coast of England before it landed on Sunday in Ballycotton, County Cork.

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chief John Tattan told The Irish researcher: “This is one in a million.

The crew of the Tanzanian flag Alta was saved 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018, the ship was subsequently seen in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in September last year by the Royal Navy and most recently believed to have made its way found from western Africa before the land was driven to Ireland by Storm Dennis

The crew of the Tanzanian flag Alta was rescued 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018, the ship was subsequently seen in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in September last year by the Royal Navy and most recently believed to have made its way found from western Africa before the land was driven to Ireland by Storm Dennis

It is believed to have found its way from the west of Africa, the north beyond Spain and then the west coast of England before it landed on Sunday in Ballycotton, County Cork

It is believed to have found its way from the west of Africa, the north beyond Spain and then the west coast of England before it landed on Sunday in Ballycotton, County Cork

It is believed to have found its way from the west of Africa, the north beyond Spain and then the west coast of England before it landed on Sunday in Ballycotton, County Cork

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chef John Tattan said the dishes were 'one in a million'

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chef John Tattan said the dishes were 'one in a million'

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chef John Tattan said the dishes were ‘one in a million’

A Waterford Coast Guard spokesperson said the boat did not pollute the environment, but he is concerned that the tide could quickly bring the ship back to sea, which could mean hazards to ships in the area

A Waterford Coast Guard spokesperson said the boat did not pollute the environment, but he is concerned that the tide could quickly bring the ship back to sea, which could mean hazards to ships in the area

A Waterford Coast Guard spokesperson said the boat did not pollute the environment, but he is concerned that the tide could quickly bring the ship back to sea, which could mean hazards to ships in the area

‘It has emerged all the way from the African coast, west of the Spanish coast, west of the English coast and up to the Irish coast.

“I’ve never abandoned anything like that.”

Mr. Tattan said that attempts were made to contact the owner of the ship. However, the US Coast Guard found their own efforts in this regard to be fruitless when it was first discovered.

A Waterford Coast Guard spokesperson said the boat did not pollute the environment, but he is concerned that the tide could quickly bring the ship back to the sea, which could mean hazards to ships in the area.

The 250ft boat was seen by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last September.

HMS Protector tweeted at the time: ‘We closed the ship to make contact and offer our help, but nobody answered! Although the investigation continues, we cannot give you more details about this strange event. ”

In October 2018, the ship, which had been without power for 20 days, was supplied by the US coastguard while it floated 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda.

The 44-year-old ship was handicapped while traveling from Greece to Haiti, the coast guard said.

The 250ft boat was seen by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last September

The 250ft boat was seen by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last September

The 250ft boat was seen by the Royal Netherlands Navy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last September

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chief John Tattan said that efforts were made to contact the owner of the ship

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chief John Tattan said that efforts were made to contact the ship's owner

Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat chief John Tattan said that efforts were made to contact the ship’s owner

A week later, the Cutter Confidence left the coast guard for the ship to rescue the crew from the arrival of Hurricane Leslie.

At the time, US officials said they had worked to determine who owned the ship so that they could organize a commercial tugboat to go ashore.

However, marine sources have said that it is possible that the ship has been hijacked at some point in its history, perhaps more than once, making the owner difficult to trace.

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