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62 Full Oil Barrels Removed From MV Alta Ship Off Cork Coast

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

6:37 PM - 26 Feb 2020



95 barrels - some containing oil and other hazards - have been airlifted by helicopter off a stricken cargo ship on the Cork coast.

The MV Alta washed up close to Ballycotton in recent weeks during Storm Dennis after being adrift at sea for a year and a half.

The operation took place this afternoon, after being postponed earlier this week due to bad weather.

The waste oil will be disposed of by a licensed contractor and the Council has been advised that most of it may be disposed of by recycling for use in bituminous roadmaking materials.

The Council is now closing down the wreck with the removal of the pilot ladder and any other access arrangements to render the wreck inaccessible.

It is asking people to stay away from the wreck location as it is located on a dangerous and inaccessible stretch of coastline, is in an unstable condition and on private property.



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