After being washed away by last year’s earthquake and tsunami, a Japanese fishing boat has drifted across the Pacific Ocean and is now located about 100 nautical miles off the coast of British Columbia in Canada.
The 150-foot vessel was found adrift (right-side-up) approximately 140 nautical miles from Cape Saint James on the southern tip of Haida Gwaii.
“It’s been drifting across the Pacific for a year, so it’s pretty beat up,” said marine search coordinator Jeff Olsson of Victoria’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center.
It is thought to be the first large item from the millions of tons of tsunami debris to traverse the Pacific Ocean.
No one is believed to be on board the ship, which is registered in Hokkaido, Japan.
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