An unmanned Japanese fishing vessel has been discovered drifting off the Canadian coast in what the media has described as a tsunami “ghost boat”.
The 15-metre ship was found by a routine air-sea surveillance patrol floating about 260 kilometres off British Columbia.
The vessel, a squid fishing boat identified as coming from Hokkaido, was thought to have been lost after last year’s tragedy.
About five million tonnes of debris were swept into the Pacific Ocean in March 2011 when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.
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