Tsunami Ghost Ship Sunk

An “unmanned, unlit, unmarked” ghost ship that drifted across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, has been sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard. Deemed hazardous to Alaska’s marine environment, the rust-stained squid trawler Ryou-Un Maru had been on an aimless voyage for more than a year, an eerie reminder of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last year. The ship caught fire and capsized some 180 miles southwest of the port of Sitka.