Abandoned ships have been discovered in many places in the past, however, it always remains a mystery for people how the ships get destroyed or abandoned in the middle of water bodies. Now, a huge ship has been found in the Atlantic Ocean in Ballycotton, a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland.
In 2020, the ship was marooned on the rocks in Ireland after an engine failure. After being washed up in Storm Dennis, the ghost ship is now half ashore in Ballycotton, Cork.
An explorer and photographer has now shared the footage inside the rusting hull of the MV Alta merchant vessel and shared it on his Tik Tok handle. The footage captured by the photographer shows the intensity of the waves lapping against the ruined hull.
According to a report of Daily Star, the photographer climbs aboard the rusting boat to show the condition inside. He shows that the pulleys and ropes used in the ship have now been left on the deck. He then goes on to show the ladders and doorways of the ship which have been rusting badly. From an extreme wide angle, the explorer shows the structure and position of the ship on the rocks. Few holes and unstable condition of the ship is visible in his video.
The explorer had uploaded the footage on the video-sharing app Tik Tok on June 5, the clip has been watched close to 18,000 times.
So far, nobody has claimed ownership of the MV Alta. According to reports, it sailed around the ocean completely unmanned for over 18 months before it ran aground.
The Irish government will have to spend up to €10 million (£8.6 million) to remove the 77-meter ship, however it is unlikely to do so as the ship has been damaged and the damaged scrap metal would not compensate the cost of removal. It seems that the boat will be left on the rocks to disintegrate further.