Collision hazard

“A massive dock” that was washed away from a city on Japan’s northeast coast by the devastating March 2011 tsunami landed this week on an Oregon beach. It’s a warning sign that dangerous chunks of debris from that disaster are reaching the Pacific coast of the mainland U.S. much sooner than predicted, The Oregonian reports.

“This stuff is coming a lot faster than we thought it was,” Tom Towslee, a spokesman for Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden told the newspaper. “It’s starting and at least nine months ahead of schedule as far as I can tell.”

Full story at npr.org

Pretty sobering stuff for the Pac Cup fleet, especially those of us sailing our boats home.

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