Explorer films inside mysterious ghost ship marooned and rusting on rock

An explorer and photographer has captured amazing footage inside the rusting hull of the MV Alta merchant vessel.

In a video uploaded on his @lostirelandTikTok account, he shows the huge ship marooned on the rocks in Ireland after drifting there completely unmanned in 2020 following an engine failure in the Atlantic Ocean two years earlier.

The ghost ship is now half ashore in Ballycotton, Cork, after being washed up in Storm Dennis and the photographer shows the waves lapping against the ruined hull.

He climbs aboard the rusting boat and shows how the pulleys and ropes have just been left on the deck.

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The explorer also moves down the walkway on the side of the ship and passes by ladders and doorways.

He is at quite an extreme angle due to the position of the ship on the rocks and the structure, which is damaged and has a few holes, looks unstable.

Since it was uploaded on the video-sharing app on June 5, the clip has been watched just under 18,000 times and has inspired hundreds of people in the comments.

One user said: "Pls I love watching your videos please make more content abandoned place or things."

A second person commented: "Omg be careful it's not safe."

"Wow I would love to get on this boat," said a third user.

Someone else asked: "Do you need permission or you can just record? Job well done."

Nobody has claimed ownership of the MV Alta and it sailed around the ocean completely unmanned for more than 18 months before it ran aground.

The Irish government could be forced to pay up to €10 million (£8.6 million) to remove the 77-metre ship and because it is old the damaged scrap metal would not make up for the cost of removal.

For now, it seems the boat will be left on the rocks to further disintegrate.

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