Skip to comments.Fishing boat lost in Japan tsunami reaches Canada
Posted on 03/24/2012 9:42:11 PM PDT by george76
A fishing boat lost in the massive Japanese tsunami a year ago has turned up off Canada's west coast...
The 65-meter (210-foot) vessel was spotted Tuesday by a Canadian Forces aircraft on a routine surveillance patrol, and its Japanese owner has been notified, said Transport Canada.
A military photo shows the ship, streaked with rust but intact, floating 278 kilometers (150 nautical miles) off the southern coast of Haida Gwaii islands, some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) north of Vancouver.
"The vessel is considered an obstruction to navigation,"
Near Midway Atoll in the deep Pacific, a Russian ship spotted an intact 20-foot Japanese boat from Fukushima last fall, along with debris such as a television and other household appliances
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It is weird that articles that demand photos often don't have them. I guess they haven't figured out how to link to photos.
after a year... wow... guess the owner is now bummin big time if he has to pay back the insurance money....
It’s kind of shocking the military didn’t find this much sooner. Also, I’d think twice before picking up any of that stuff.
Frankly its sounds really spooky, I could just imagine something like giant mutated rats living on it or something.
I swear somebody will make a sci-fi film about this.
If the insurance company has paid off on the claim for loss, they own the boat. Anyone who salvages the boat is entitled to 10% of the salvage value as a salvage fee.
If the insurance company wants it they had better hurry. If its been declared a hazard to navigation the authorities are probably planning on sinking it.