A boat that was part of the five million tons of “stuff” thrown into the Pacific Ocean during the massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami has been spotted off the Canadian Coast.
The Associated Press is reporting that the 65-meter long boat is moving toward land, 160 miles off the coastline of British Columbia.
To put that in perspective, if you were driving down Interstate 39, that’s about 20 miles farther than the distance between Wausau and Madison!
The horrific earthquake and tsunami struck Japan just over one year ago on March 11, 2011. More than 15,000 people died and it brought about one of the biggest nuclear power plant scares in years.
According to The Toronto Star, there is no environmental concerns over the abandoned ship, but mariners in the Pacific Ocean need to take warning because “the vessel poses a potential navigational hazard.”