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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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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