Boat likely destroyed in 2011 Japanese tsunami turns up in Oregon with live fish still aboard

April 10, 2015 7:41 PM

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Boat likely destroyed in 2011 Japanese tsunami turns up in Oregon with live fish still aboard

The boat’s journey likely began four years ago, across the Pacific, in the wake of devastation. A big piece of the vessel is believed to have broken off in a tsunami and traveled thousands of miles from Japan before it arrived off the central coast of Oregon.

Some passengers were still aboard when the ship’s remains were found this week: About 20 yellowtail jack fish, representing a species usually found in the waters off Japan.

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