What appears to be another one of the four Japanese docks torn loose by the 2011 tsunami is floating somewhere off of Washington
Fishermen off the coast of Washington State took this photograph of another Japanese dock that looks identical to the one that came ashore at Newport’s Agate Beach June 4th. This one was spotted about 15 miles northwest of Gray’s Harbor. An effort to locate it by Coast Guard Helicopter was not successful, but they’re trying to figure the trajectory that the dock may be taking because at close to 100 tons, it is a giant hazard to shipping near the busy mouth of the Columbia River.
From the looks of it, it’s the same dock that was spotted earlier this fall drifting between the Hawaiian Islands. The little pole sticking up is identical to the one that appeared in a You Tube video.
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