A ghostly shipwreck marooned off the coast of Liverpool only appears a few times a year, when it can be spotted from a Mersey beach.
The eerie vessel became stranded in October 1939, and becomes visible during extremely low tides when it can be seen off the Formby shore.
Formerly the Ionic Star, the ship ran aground as it was headed to Liverpool with a cargo full of meat, fruit and cotton.
The wreckage was abandoned by its crew and now all that remains is the skeleton of the former vessel.
It remains wedged into the Mad Wharf sandbank and can be difficult to access due to changing tides.
Coated in barnacles and rust, a rare sighting of the ghost ship was captured on camera by Liverpool ECHO photographer Colin Lane.
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His haunting photos were taken during an extremely low tide in July 2018 and offer a rare glimpse at the vessel.
Colin's incredible photos show birds stopping to rest on the frame of the shipwreck in the morning summer sunlight.
But with many locals taking to Merseyside's coastline for their daily exercise, there's a chance even more people will spot the ship during low tide this year.
The rare glimpse at the ghostly shipwreck offers a reminder of the maritime history on Merseyside's coastline.
After it came aground just off the Formby coast, parts of the Ionic Star were salvaged for scrap.
What remained was later used by the RAF for target practice - leaving behind the metallic husks which can still be seen today.
Built in 1917, the Blue Star Line vessel was headed up the Mersey Channel on a journey from Rio De Janeiro and Santos, Brazil, into Liverpool.
Cargo being transported aboard the ship was salvaged and no lives are believed to have been lost.