A few weeks ago in Linkzookery I pointed out a Japanese fishing boat that had drifted toward Alaska since the tsunami. A commenter later pointed out that the Coast Guard had sunk the thing.
Here’s a pic:
Crew members assigned to the USCGC Anacapa fire explosive ammunition at the Japanese fishing vessel Ryou-Un Maru April 5, 2012, 180-miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast. The Coast Guard worked with federal, state and local agencies in Alaska to assess the immediate dangers the vessel presented and determined that sinking it would be the best course of action to minimize any environmental threats. The crewless vessel had drifted toward Alaska after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen, U.S. Coast Guard/Released)
Anacapa (WPB-1335) is an Island-class patrol boat and is armed with a Mk 38 25mm gun.
Always fun to see the Coasties getting in on some action.