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US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami

US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to use explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami.
The shrimping vessel is floating about 195 miles (313 kilometers) south of Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska. It's traveling about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) per hour.
The ship holds more than 2,000 gallons (7,570 liters) of diesel fuel, and authorities are concerned it could interfere with the course of other vessels.
A Coast Guard cutter was headed out to the ship on Thursday with plans to use high-explosive rounds to sink the vessel, named Ryou-Un Maru.


Updated : 2021-10-22 00:49 GMT+08:00