The MV Alta, a 77m Tanzanian registered cargo ship which had been abandoned and drifting in the Atlantic Ocean for 17 months, washed up on rocks near Ballycotton in east Cork last weekend.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Oil and other waste materials are due to be airlifted from the wreck of the MV Alta in Cork next week. Cork County Council’s oil spill assessment tea(...)