The Crack-Up


This morning.

The MV Alta, shipwrecked off the Cork coast 12 months ago…

…the Receiver of Wreck has confirmed that the period of time to claim the vessel – one year and a day – has expired.

Despite contact being made by an individual claiming to act on behalf of the owner in the days that followed her grounding, no valid claim of ownership has been received.

The Receiver of Wreck is consulting with the National Museum, which has 30 days to decide whether or not the wreck has any value – historic, archaeological or artistic.

It the National Museum decides the vessel or any part of her has no worth, the State becomes entitled to the unclaimed wreck.

What happens next to the MV Alta will then be a matter for Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.

Recycle so.

Shipwrecked freighter breaking up off Cork coast (RTÉ)

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6 thoughts on “The Crack-Up

  1. GiggidyGoo

    If it had have been dealt with a year ago – removed and impounded – it would have been cheaper (and greener), as now that it’s breaking up the salvage will take much longer, and much more equipment.

    1. Rob_G

      The government can’t just decide to arbitrarily seize property, they had to wait the prescribed time for the owner(s) to come forward and claim it.

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