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Maritime salvage experts internationally say it could cost upwards of €10m to salvage the (cargoship) MV Alta.

The 'ghost ship' washed ashore off the Cork coast earlier this year.

The Receiver of Wreck said it was still trying to establish ownership as fears grow locally that she will be left to rust on the coastline.

Storm Dennis ravaged the country in February and in its wake the MV Alta washed ashore.

Abandoned 16 months earlier by her crew near Bermuda, the 44-year-old merchant ship had been adrift in the Atlantic, before the it washed up near Ballycotton.

In the days that followed, Cork County Council removed any environmental risk and since then the Receiver of Wreck has been trying to establish ownership and in turn whose is responsible for the ship.

More on this story from RTE News here. 

Published in Coastal Notes

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