News

Lost Boat Believed to be from Japan Tsunami Washes Ashore Covered in Marine Life

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — A small boat suspected to be from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami was found along Washington’s northern coast Monday, police said.

The boat was found off Ocean Lake Way and turned over to Grays Harbor County authorities, the Ocean Shores Police Department said.

Charles Wallace, deputy director of Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, told Q13 Fox News the Department of Ecology will inspect the boat Tuesday. They’re worried about invasive species of marine life on the boat, and a marine debris task force was activated after the discovery was made.

Wallace said there is some sort of Asian-language writing on the boat. Officials were expected to contact the Japanese Consulate in Seattle for help identifying the boat.

Linda Kent of the Department of Ecology said similar boat was found last week that did not have any identifying markers.

Kent told the TV stations that even before the tsunami, boats like this were a common sighting along Washington’s coastline.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

1 Comment to “Lost Boat Believed to be from Japan Tsunami Washes Ashore Covered in Marine Life”

    BeEtLjOoZ said:
    April 29, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Reblogged this on LouisianaWorld.Net and commented:
    Wow!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement