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Coast Guard sinks Japanese ghost ship


Vessel set adrift by Japan quake and tsunami is sunk in the Gulf of Alaska.
By MARK THIESSEN and RACHEL D'ORO
Associated Press
Published: April 5th, 2012 09:04 PM
Last Modified: April 5th, 2012 09:06 PM
OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA -- The long, lonely voyage of the Japanese ghost ship is over.

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter unleashed cannon fire on the abandoned 164-foot Ryou-Un Maru on Thursday, ending a journey that began when last year's tsunami dislodged it and set it adrift across the Pacific Ocean.

It sank into waters more than 1,000 feet deep in the Gulf of Alaska, more than 150 miles from land.

The crew pummeled the ghost ship with high-explosive ammunition and, soon after, the Ryou-Un Maru burst into flames, began to take on water and list, officials said....... http://www.adn.com/2012/04/05/2408539/coast-guard-to-sink-ship-dislodged.html