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westAn unmanned little research boat is currently floating off the Kerry coast having left the state of Maine in the USA almost 3 years ago.

Beginning in 2013 as part of an educational program called Educational Passages the little unmanned boat with a sail called WEST has made an impressive voyage including one stop in Portugal that could see it land in Kerry.

Organisers in the US who are tracking this boat are seeking the public’s assistance so it can be retrieved safely.

Anyone out on the beaches or coastline of Kerry over the next few days are asked to keep an eye out for the boat that might be washed ashore here.

If found you can email Lucy Hunt of Sea Synergy Marine Awareness centre in Waterville at [email protected]

Lucy says it is not uncommon for items from America to get washed up on Kerry beaches:

See more on this educational project here http://educationalpassages.com/boats/west#.V7A42cRemnO