Boat displaced by tsunami is spotted off Canada

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A large fishing boat swept away by the tsunami that devastated Japan last year was spotted adrift off British Columbia in western Canada.

Jeff Olsson, of Victoria's joint rescue coordination center, said an airplane contracted by the government spotted the 50-foot-long boat recently about 160 miles west of Haida Gwaii, slowly drifting toward shore, according to media reports.

The boat was identified as coming from Hokkaido, Japan.

The vessel is one of several Japanese ships swept away by the March 11, 2011, tsunami that authorities are tracking as the debris field edges closer to North America.

About 5 million tons of debris were swept into the ocean when the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.

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