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Fishing boat lost in tsunami spotted off western Canada

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Too bad about all the garbage in the ocean, but it's nobody's fault.

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This shows its possible the Japanese discoverd Americas before Columbus, I can see another territorial dispute comming.

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"...its Japanese owner has been notified..."

"The vessel is considered an obstruction to navigation,..."

So I wonder what will ultimately happen to this ship? Sunk? Scrapped? Sent back to Japan?

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This should get you thinking about where to get ur fish from again too. The radiation water went the same direction as this ship

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@Robert Roo The plant blew up 4 days AFTER the tsunami.

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Here is a link to a photo of the boat. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17500008

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Why don't they tow it back to some port, or at least somewhere else

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gogogo

@Robert Roo The plant blew up 4 days AFTER the tsunami.

What and you think that the currents magically stopped! I think the point Robert is trying to make is that the currents have taken this debris this way, what else has it carried in this direction!

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wonder if I can go salvage and claim it?

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Sounds like an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Or other paranormal activity, the Dragon's Triangle.

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Must be pretty watertight, no pumps running for over a year.

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I'm glad they found and notified the owner. I hope he gets the boat back.

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can't cherry pick, you take the boat, you take the rest of the floating debris too.

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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

dose anyone pick this stuff up? sorely if it small enough to to put on your boat, you should? help the environment. Then help the fishing industry in long term?

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An aerial inspection suggested that there was no one on board,

It's not like if there was they'd be out on deck soaking up some rays...

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An aerial inspection suggested that there was no one on board, Transport Canada spokeswoman Sau Sau Liu told AFP.

What after a year floating in the pacific? I'm amazed at the possibility of no one being on board the boat.

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" An aerial inspection suggested that there was no one on board, "

I guess what they mean is there is nobody on board who is alive and can walk on deck.

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gogogo

@Robert Roo The plant blew up 4 days AFTER the tsunami.

What and you think that the currents magically stopped! I think the point Robert is trying to make is that the currents have taken this debris this way, what else has it carried in this direction!

Correct me if I'm wrong but i think that boats dilute in water. Where as pollution is diluted and dispersed. Unless science has changed in the last 12 months?

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The timeline for the Fukushima explosions was not 4 days, but within 24 hours of the tsunami, plenty of time to heavily contaminate a lot of debris being swept back into the sea.

1st explosion Saturday afternoon, c.1530, 12th March - Reactor 1

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A radiation alarm sounded 1.5 kms from the Fukushima NPP immediately following the earthquake and before the tsunami struck so some level of radiation was being released but not at the massive level following the explosions.

The bulk of the tsunami debris is heading in the direction of Hawaii and should start to arrive there sometime this year.

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Man...This trash is gonna be washing up on the shores of Hawaii,Alaska,British Columbia,and West coast USA for years..What a mess! No one can control tsunami's and no one should blame Japan for the debris,but shouldn't Japan share in the financial burden of cleaning this trash up??

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@Steve Mcgrew,

you mean like Japan did with the $900 biilion bail out of Wall St?

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It's going to be very difficult for the fishermen to do anything about these boats/debris even if they are be identified. They must cost a fortune to transport them and even if that's possible, they may not be repairable at all. I hope the Japanese government can help.

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If it is still sea worthy, bring it home. And immediately stop the insurance payouts on it.

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My suggestion that Japan help with covering the cost is perfectly reasonable...If a pile of trash this size were washing on Japans Shores and was coming off US shores You can bet we would be doing everything we could to clean the mess up.

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