April 05, 2012
The Coast Guard just sank a Japanese trawler.
No, it wasn't an act of war or a mistake. It's that one which was swept away in last year's tsunami and was spotted recently off the coast of Canada. It was determined that it was too dangerous to try to tow it into port, and it was a navigation hazard. So the Coast Guard sank it, with gunfire I presume. (Going on board to set scuttling charges would have been too dangerous.)
Not often the Coast Guard gets to fire their guns for real. It's nice to know they can hit what they aim at. (Not that there was any doubt about that.)
UPDATE: Yes, they did fire their guns at it.
Posted by: Jaked at April 05, 2012 10:38 PM (K1fG5)
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