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Boat believed to be from 2011 tsunami washes up on Wash. shore

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — A small boat that authorities believe to be from the 2011 Japanese tsunami washed ashore along the Washington coast Monday morning.

The Ocean Shores Police Department told Seattle’s Q13FOX that the boat was discovered off Ocean Lake Way and turned over to Grays Harbor County officials.

Deputy director of Grays County Emergency Management Charles Wallace said the Department of Ecology plans to inspect the watercraft Tuesday.

Wallace added that they are concerned about some of the species of marine life inhabiting the boat, so a marine debris task force was called into action.

Officials planned to contact the Japanese Consulate in Seattle to help identify the boat and decipher the Asian inscriptions on it.

The small boat was expected to be removed Tuesday by state park crews.