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Fishing boat that washed ashore in N. Calif first debris in state confirmed from Japan tsunami

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.

The Del Norte Triplicate reports that the 20-foot vessel belongs to the marine sciences program at Takata High School in the town of Rikuzentakata in the Iwate prefecture. It washed ashore in Crescent City on April 7.

he National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration confirmed the boat’s origin on Thursday with help from the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco.

NOAA spokeswoman Keeley Belva says the skiff is the first confirmed debris from the 2011 tsunami in California. In total, 27 items from among more than 1,600 reports of debris have been firmly traced back to the tsunami.

by Ruh rohreply 304/26/2013

radiation?

by Ruh rohreply 104/26/2013

That was detected in the strawberries long ago.

by Ruh rohreply 204/26/2013

Do they get their boat back or can we keep it?

by Ruh rohreply 304/26/2013
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