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Image caption The vessel appears to have drifted thousands of miles over more than a year. Barrels filled with oil and diesel will be removed by helicopter from a "ghost" cargo ship that washed up in Cork. The ship got stuck on rocks near Ballycotton earlier this week following strong winds from Storm Dennis. The 80-metre vessel has drifted thousands of miles since being abandoned by its crew who were sailing from Greece to Haiti in 2018. It was last spotted in September 2019 by a British Royal Navy ship in the mid-Atlantic. Cork County Council's marine contractor has begun making preparations for the safe removal of sealed containers of diesel and hydraulic oil. On Friday, barrels were de... Full story

21 February