The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton southeast of Cork. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Cork County Council has recruited international experts to advise on what steps it should take to deal with the grounded ‘ghost ship’, MV Alta which w(...)

Oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Photograph: Georges de La Tremoille/MU press/AP

A ship that ran aground off the shores of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, began spilling oil into the country’s famed blue lagoons this week, triggeri(...)

The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta  stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton south-east of Cork. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Preparations are continuing over the weekend to use a helicopter to airlift off barrels of oil from a ghost ship stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in(...)

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta which remains stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in East Cork.  Photograph: David Creedon /Anzenberger

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta, which remains (...)