Japan Tsunami May Be Source of B.C. Fishing Boat

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A vessel similar to this one washed ashore on Long Beach, Tofino on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. AP
A vessel similar to this one washed ashore on Long Beach, Tofino on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. AP

A boat that washed up on Vancouver Island appears to have been pushed across the Pacific Ocean by the massive Japanese tsunami of 2011.

The boat, which may have washed up on Long Beach on Sunday, seems to haveĀ faded Japanese writing on the hull, and is encrusted with mussels and large pelagic barnacles.

"That's kinda telling me this boat has been floating for quite some time in the open ocean," said Karla Robison, Ucluelet's environmental services manager.

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