Storm Dennis: ‘Ghost ship’ washes up on Irish coast
The ship has actually been determined as the Alta, which has actually had various owners and names. Integrated in 1976, it most just recently flew a Tanzanian flag.
Different authorities had actually become conscious of its aimless drift around the globe. It was last spotted in September 2019 by a British Royal Navy ship.
The saga that brought it to Ireland began in September 2018 when it was still crewed, and sailing from Greece to Haiti.
Unknown issues on board caused a power outage and the Alta drifted at sea for 20 days around 1,300 miles (2,100 km) south-east of Bermuda, according to the US Coast Guard, which ended up being aware of its struggles.
With just 2 days of food left on board for Alta’s team, the coast guard air-dropped food and other supplies.
As a typhoon approached, the coast guard chose to rescue the harmed ship’s 10 team members and take them to Puerto Rico.
” M/V [Motor Vessel] Alta remains adrift to the southeast of Bermuda as salvage attempts by owners continue,” a Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre representative said at the time.
What took place next?
Partially harmed and without a crew, the Alta was left to wander.
Then, one year later on, in September 2019, the Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector spotted it in the mid-Atlantic.