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US Coast Guard sinks Japan tsunami 'ghost ship'

Terra Daily
Friday, 6 April 2012

US Coast Guard sinks Japan tsunami 'ghost ship'Los Angeles (AFP) April 5, 2012

The US Coast Guard on Thursday sunk a Japanese "ghost ship" with bursts of heavy gunfire when it drifted into Alaskan waters more than a year after being set adrift by a devastating tsunami. The deserted trawler, seen as a shipping hazard, was first spotted off the coast of Canada on March 24, having drifted thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Pacific Ocean on the current following th
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Source: Associated Press - on April 6, 2012

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Coast Guard Sinks Tsunami Ghost Ship

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter unleashed cannon fire on an abandoned Japanese ship on Thursday, ending a journey that began when last year's tsunami dislodged the 164-foot ship and set it adrift across the Pacific Ocean.(April 6)

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