An 80-metre cargo ship, which had been abandoned and adrift in the Atlantic for more than a year, has run aground near Ballycotton in east Cork. Boarded as a derelict, the five-man boarding party found the entire crew of 28 below deck: dead, frozen, and almost perfectly preserved. The vessel made world headlines in October 2018 when sailing under the Tanzanian flag. However, if such a vessel is deemed a danger to shipping, local authorities might make efforts to tow it away. ... Ghost ships, mythical and real, are … 'Ghost ship' washes ashore in Ireland after a year at sea An abandoned ship's lonely journey across the Atlantic has ended on the rocky Irish coast. The Lyubov Orlova cruise liner … The 77-metre MV Alta drifted for over a … Video. An abandoned Russian cruise ship is currently adrift in the North Atlantic, roughly 760 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, a US intelligence agency told The warship was built with 16 x 127mm Anti Aircraft guns and 20 x 57mm mod51 guns. The Royal Navy crew confirmed at close range that the MV Alta was unmanned - and were so intrigued by their find that they posted photos on social media and formally recorded their sighting with marine authorities. The head of Ballycotton's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{font-weight:bolder;border-bottom:1px solid #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{border-bottom-color:currentcolor;border-bottom-width:2px;color:#B80000;}@supports (text-underline-offset:0.25em){.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{border-bottom:none;-webkit-text-decoration:underline #BABABA;text-decoration:underline #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:1px;text-decoration-thickness:1px;-webkit-text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-underline-offset:0.25em;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{-webkit-text-decoration-color:currentcolor;text-decoration-color:currentcolor;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:2px;text-decoration-thickness:2px;color:#B80000;}}told the Irish Examiner newspaper he had "never, ever seen anything abandoned like that before.". For 17 months the freighter then drifted as a 'ghost ship' across the Atlantic - somehow avoiding disaster in busy shipping lanes in the process. US faces bleak winter amid worst Covid wave yet, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}'Ghost ship' in Myanmar: Navy finds answers. Octavius Octavius was an apocryphal, 18th century ghost ship. There was nobody on board. An image of the mystery ghost ship found abandoned in mid-Atlantic. Dec 4, 2018 - The Atlantic Ghost Fleet aka The Ghost Ships, I've wanted to explore this mothballed collection of ships for ages! The vessel has been drifting since and today came ashore on the Cork coastline. The 'ghost ship' which washed up on the Cork coast at the height of Storm Dennis boasts a story bizarre enough to rival that of famous phantom ships including the Flying Dutchman and the Marie Celeste. "M/V [Motor Vessel] Alta remains adrift to the southeast of Bermuda as salvage attempts by owners continue," a Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said at the time. On September 3 2019, the crew of the Royal Navy ice patrol ship, HMS Protector were so intrigued by the vessel spotted on the horizon which ignored its repeated communications that it went to investigate. Answers may only be forthcoming once a decision on what to do with the Alta is reached.