US to sink ghost ship dislodged by tsunami
Alaska - The US coast guard plans to use explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami.
The shrimping vessel is floating about 313km south of Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska. It's traveling about 1.6km/h.
The ship holds more than 7 570 litres of diesel fuel, and authorities are concerned it could interfere with the course of other vessels.
A Coast Guard cutter was headed out to the ship on Thursday with plans to use high-explosive rounds to sink the vessel, named Ryou-Un Maru.