[UPDATE 2:20 pm.] The Oregon Park and Recreation Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the derelict boat that washed ashore should be removed by the end of the day. Drayton Excavation out of Lincoln City will remove the debris and safely dispose of it in a local landfill.
Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were able to analyze the site and collect samples before giving clearance to Oregon Parks and Rec to remove the boat.
[ORIGINAL STORY] NEWPORT, Ore. — Debris from another earthquake and subsequent tsunami is showing up once again on the Oregon Coast. The latest piece, believed to be from the 2011 earthquake in Japan, was discovered yesterday afternoon just North of Newport.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists inspected the 30 foot long boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach. They say the hull has an unusual design and has characters painted on the side.
They also found some species of marine life that are native to Japan. Staff from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department was on site and is in the process of developing a plan for removal of the vessel.