US Coast Guard opens fire on Japanese tsunami ship

By REUTERS
April 6, 2012 01:18

 
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The US Coast Guard has opened fire on a derelict Japanese vessel that was washed out to sea by last year's devastating tsunami and was drifting toward Alaska, a spokesman for the agency said on Thursday.

The Coast Guard, which hopes to sink the ship, fired on the vessel with a 25 millimeter machine gun, said Petty Officer First Class David Mosley, a spokesman for the Coast Guard.

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