TSUNAMI GHOST SHIP
Monday March 26th, 2012
A large Japanese Fishing vessel that was used for squid fishing and was swept away on March 11 2011 when the devastating Tsunami hit Japan last year due to the effects of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake has been spotted drifting away by the Canadian Military air patrol, near British Columbia in western Canada.
The large unmanned vessel 50 feet in length or 15 metres is said to be slowly drifting towards the shore and could cause a serious navigational hazard to other vessels, hence the maritime warning that has been issued.
The trawler was being moored nearly 5000 miles away at Hachinohe in the Aomori prefecture when the Tsunamis 23 foot wall of water swept it out to sea along with another 5 million tons of debris.
Follow Harbourguides on Twitter
Follow Harbourguides on Facebook
Follow Harbourguides on Youtube
Comment on Harbourguides services
Most Recent News Items - View News Archive