U.S. Coast Guard to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship With 25-Millimeter Cannon

Posted on April 5, 2012

Tsunami Coast Ship

CBS News reports that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to sink the tsunami "ghost ship," the unmanned Japanese fishing vessel Ryou-un Maru. The ship has been drifting towards the U.S. west coast since being ripped from its moorings during the tsunami following the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku. The U.S. Coast Guard plans to blast holes in the hull of the Ryou-un Maru with a 25-millimeter cannon. The drifting ship currently poses a threat to marine traffic. Take a look:

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

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