Ghost Ships

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DaveWalsh
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Ghost Ships

Post by DaveWalsh » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:55 am

M.V. Alta has been splashed all over the newspapers as a remarkable "ghost ship" story but dedicated followers of Oileáin know only too well its in the halfpenny place beside the story from Roancarrigbeg on the Beara peninsula. Head for "www.oileain.org" and open "Oileáin" and search for "Roancarrigbeg" and be prepared to believe that there are stranger things between heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy !
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DaveWalsh
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Re: Ghost Ships

Post by DaveWalsh » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:21 pm

A synopsis ......

MV Alta is neither the first, the last, nor even (by a country mile) the most interesting ghost ship to land up on the Irish coast, or maybe any coast. That accolade surely belongs to the Zorro Zaurre, a Spanish fishing vessel that was swamped, abandoned awash, and thought to have sunk in the Bay of Biscay on November 30th 2000, 140 miles south of Mizen Head, but eventually foundered on December 8th in Ireland.

The Zorro Zaurre survived for a full week, in which she travelled 160 unguided and unplanned nautical miles, unseen, barely floating and in her death throes, to come finally to rest forever in a foreign land on tiny Roancarrig Beg rock in Bantry Bay, immediately beside her sister ship, another Spanish fishing vessel wrecked there in 1990, the Nuestra Senora de Gardotza; same owner, same manufacturer, same birthplace and hometown in Spain a thousand miles away.

DW

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