‘Ghost boat’ from Japan discovered on US coast

Posted: March 25, 2013

By: RT

A fishing boat bearing the Japanese markings has been found on a Washington State beach, with officials suspecting it could be a vessel washed away by the 2011 tsunami.

They are now trying to confirm the version with the Japanese authorities. The blue-and-white 6-meter boat was discovered on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Officials from the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission have asked that the public stay clear of the boat so the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) can take precautionary actions, including steam cleaning the vessel and removing potential invasive plant and animal species, Washington’s Department of Ecology reported online.

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