Tsunami-linked fishing boat adrift off B.C.


B00Mer
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Tsunami-linked fishing boat adrift off B.C.

Nobody believed aboard 50-metre vessel swept away in 2011 Japanese disaster




The 50-metre boat was spotted by a patrol aircraft off the coast of Haida Gwaii, B.C. (Transport Canada)

A Japanese fishing boat that was washed out to sea in the March 2011 Japanese tsunami has been located adrift off the coast of B.C., according to the federal Transport Ministry.

The 50-metre vessel was spotted by the crew of an aircraft on routine patrol about 275 kilometres off Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, ministry spokeswoman Sau Sau Liu said Friday.

"Close visual aerial inspection and hails to the ship indicate there is no one on board," Liu said. "The owner of the vessel has been contacted and made aware of its location."

U.S. senator Maria Cantwell, of Washington, said in a release that the boat was expected to drift slowly southeast.

"On its current trajectory and speed, the vessel wouldn't make landfall for approximately 50 days," Cantwell said.

Cantwell did not specify where landfall was expected to be.
First large debris

The boat is the first large piece of debris found following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago.

Scientists at the University of Hawaii say a field of about 18 million tonnes of debris is slowly being carried by ocean currents toward North America.

The field is estimated to be about 3,200 kilometres long and 1,600 kilometres wide.

Scientists have estimated some of the debris would hit B.C. shores by 2014.

Some people on the west coast of Vancouver Island believe smaller pieces of debris have already washed ashore there.

The March 11, 2011, tsunami was generated after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan.

The huge waves and swells of the tsunami moved inland and then retreated back into the Pacific Ocean, carrying with them the wreckage of buildings, cars and boats.

Nearly 19,000 people were killed.

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WTF?? Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Still know as Queen Charlotte Islands, because I won't call it some BS gay name.. Haida Gwaii .. screw the tourism.

www.qcinfo.ca (external - login to view) - guess I'm not the only one.. lol
Last edited by B00Mer; Mar 24th, 2012 at 04:58 AM..
 
SLM
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I think the west coast is destined to see a virtual junk yard on it's shores. A really grim reminder of a horrific event.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post


WTF?? Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Still know as Queen Charlotte Islands, because I won't call it some BS gay name.. Haida Gwaii .. screw the tourism.

Queen Charlotte Visitor Information Centre - Home (external - login to view) - guess I'm not the only one.. lol

Interesting choice of words. I'm curious is it the island name only or the entire Haida Nation that's "gay"?
 
petros
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The west coast is already a "junkyard".
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I think the west coast is destined to see a virtual junk yard on it's shores. A really grim reminder of a horrific event.

A lot of it may get caught up in the North Pacific Gyre (external - login to view).
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post


WTF?? Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Still know as Queen Charlotte Islands, because I won't call it some BS gay name.. Haida Gwaii .. screw the tourism.


The Four Lads - Istanbul - YouTube

 
55Mercury
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post


WTF?? Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Still know as Queen Charlotte Islands, because I won't call it some BS gay name.. Haida Gwaii .. screw the tourism.

Queen Charlotte Visitor Information Centre - Home (external - login to view) - guess I'm not the only one.. lol

right on

and I'll never refer to the Sky Dome as the R... (sh*t I can't even type it) Center.

And Oakmount Park, on Oakmount between Humberside Ave. and Bloor St. in the neighborhood I grew up in, I will never call Park Lithuania, that the ******* social engineers in Toronto changed it to way back in the 70s. Fvck, there weren't even that many Lugans in the hood, ya know what I'm sayin'?

:?)
 
MHz
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How much to retro fit to sails? (solar w/electric sub engines, German of course although NK have really silent ones apparently)
Smart move to give it the 'rat-ship' paint job so even pirates would see it costing more than salvage is worth.

Tow it to port add some black cats and such and your have a 24/7/365 Halloween house
 
Locutus
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Sounds like a potential lead for the

 
MHz
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They a renovation team?
 
skookumchuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I think the west coast is destined to see a virtual junk yard on it's shores. A really grim reminder of a horrific event.



Interesting choice of words. I'm curious is it the island name only or the entire Haida Nation that's "gay"?

The Haida were the "bogeymen" of legend to nearly all other west coast tribes.
 
Liberalman
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When the Japanese debri field reaches the west coast think of the extra money in garage sales.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post


WTF?? Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Still know as Queen Charlotte Islands, because I won't call it some BS gay name.. Haida Gwaii .. screw the tourism.

Queen Charlotte Visitor Information Centre - Home (external - login to view) - guess I'm not the only one.. lol

Umm? Wasn't that what they were called before Europeans invaded and conquered the people already living there?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Umm? Wasn't that what they were called before Europeans invaded and conquered the people already living there?


Yes, Boomer's bigotry is showing.

Go Haida Gwaii (external - login to view)
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Umm? Wasn't that what they were called before Europeans invaded and conquered the people already living there?

It was the other side of the pincer move that started with the fur-traders in the east many moons before that.
 
#juan
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I wonder if a person could helicopter out to that boat, get the engines running and just bring it home. Be better than just watching it rust. The hull must be sound or it would have sunk by now.
 
TenPenny
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Where's Relic and Nick at when you want them, eh?
 
Kakato
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Where's Relic and Nick at when you want them, eh?

Maybe Juan could be the next relic.
 
gerryh
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well somebody should get off their *** and get out there.... that boat is worth a pretty penny just for scrap.
 
Kakato
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Juan would be Nick,Gerry would be relic,the cranky old guy.
 
WLDB
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Impressive that it has survived this long.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Impressive that it has survived this long.

If it was an animal we would put it out of it's misery.
 
shadowshiv
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It makes me wonder how many other ships are still out there, destined to drift until their hulls dissolve/break down(depending on whether the hull is wooden or metallic). It would be a little creepy climbing aboard a ship like that.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

It makes me wonder how many other ships are still out there, destined to drift until their hulls dissolve/break down(depending on whether the hull is wooden or metallic). It would be a little creepy climbing aboard a ship like that.

They show up all the time-if you know where to look....
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

They show up all the time-if you know where to look....

Where would one look? And has it ever been determined the longest amount of time that a ship has been adrift?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Umm? Wasn't that what they were called before Europeans invaded and conquered the people already living there?

Ummm? we won the war.. get over it already. Oh that's right Quebec and the Indians haven't yet..

Dam PC'ers out there need to grow a pair.... ah, then again.

 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Ummm? we won the war.. get over it already. Oh that's right Quebec and the Indians haven't yet..

Dam PC'ers out there need to grow a pair.... ah, then again.

Hmmmm. Very, very revealing. Still doesn't quite explain how it's all "gay". That one I'd love to hear.
 
Liberalman
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I wonder if it has fish in the boat or human cargo looking to get into Canada?

 
55Mercury
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now there's a nasty thought
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Ummm? we won the war.. get over it already. Oh that's right Quebec and the Indians haven't yet..

Dam PC'ers out there need to grow a pair.... ah, then again.

Oh I'm over it. I'm just not a dick about it or should that be... well you posted the pic.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I think the west coast is destined to see a virtual junk yard on it's shores. A really grim reminder of a horrific event.

Interesting choice of words. I'm curious is it the island name only or the entire Haida Nation that's "gay"?

The island name is gay.

I certainly won't spend my money to benefit anything of the Haida Nation products or tourism.. the best protest these days in financial. Rush Limbaugh learned that lesson.
 

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