April 5, 2012 / 10:19 PM / 5 years ago

U.S. Coast Guard opens fire on Japanese tsunami ship

April 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has opened fire on a derelict Japanese vessel that was washed out to sea by last year's devastating tsunami and was drifting toward Alaska, a spokesman for the agency said on Thursday.

The Coast Guard, which hopes to sink the ship, fired on the vessel with a 25 millimeter machine gun, said Petty Officer First Class David Mosley, a spokesman for the Coast Guard. (Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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