A woman who found a boat she believes is from the 2011 Japanese tsunami off the northern B.C. coast arrived in Delta Friday with the boat in tow.
Danielle Duncan and her father, Captain Harold Duncan, towed in a small boat they found washed up on the southwest side of Dewdney Island, off British Columbia’s north coast.
She says they actually spotted three Japanese boats in the area, but this boat was the only one that was seaworthy enough to be towed.
“We found a lot on the coast, but to find a full washed up boat, has to be from a larger scale of stuff washing up from the ocean,” says Duncan. “The other two boats were unsalvageable and broke up They both had registration numbers and we’ve reported those to the fisheries office. The seas out there and the coastline out there will rip them apart.”
Duncan says there is lots other debris believed to from the tsunami littering the northern B.C. coast.
There are millions of water bottles out there – it’s incredible,” she says. “There is also a lot of fishing gear, and anything plastic.”
The Duncan’s say they plan to contact Japanese authorities to help track down the boat’s owner.
Photo gallery: Salvaged Japanese fishing boat from the 2011 tsunami