The U.S. Coast Guard has deployed a ship to sink a fishing trawler that was swept away more than a year ago by the tsunami off the coast of Japan and is now adrift near Alaska.
The crew of the coast guard's 110-foot CG Cutter Anacapa plans to assess the deserted trawler's condition Thursday morning, said Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow.
If its assessments are satisfactory, the crew will attempt to sink the vessel, named the Ryou-Un Maru, with the 25-millimeter cannon on board the cutter, Wadlow said.
The rust-stained trawler is part of a giant debris field in the Pacific Ocean that was generated by the devastating wall of water that struck northeastern Japan following a magnitude 9 earthquake on March 11, 2011.
Just recycle it and sell it back to them
I fear there is more to come soon for these unfortunate people... I wish them well.
Watch they shoot the wrong ship and sink a cruiseship. Lmao
i'm surprised that country doesn't want the boat back to put in some kind of memorial museum..
Watch it be a ghost ship , its really there but its unsinkable
Ohhh...shades of the Black Pearl....
great target practice...better than beer cans...
Did anyone find Renfield? and a coffin on board? hee hee hee
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