Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami A large part of a fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the Oregon coast this week is thought to be from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.
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Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

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Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

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A large part of a fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the Oregon coast this week is thought to be from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We are also we are also tracking a bizarre story of survival. Yesterday, a 25-foot long piece of a fiberglass boat was spotted drifting off the coast of central Oregon. This wreckage was carrying castaways inside - several yellowtail jack fish - fish that are native to Japan. They were inside this fragment of a boat. Officials believe that means the debris washing up just now in Oregon was set adrift by the devastating tsunami that hit Japan four years ago. The disaster cast an estimated 5 million tons of rubble into the Pacific, and now these fish will settle into a new home at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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