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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)


Off Ballycotton, Co Cork.

Áine Flynn tweetz:

“A present from Storm Dennis. One of many ghost ships that are sailing around the world. She is one of Davy Jones since 2018. The Alta. Last known sighting off the coast of Africa in 2019. Final resting place Ballyandreen, Ballycotton, East Cork.”


Storm Dennis washes abandoned ‘ghost ship’ onto rocks off Co Cork (Barry Roche, The Irish Times)