Hokkaido tour boat salvage decision due by end of May as cause of sinking eyed


The Japan Coast Guard and others will decide as early as this month whether to salvage the sunken Kazu I tour boat, informed sources said Monday.

The boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido on April 23 and currently sits on a seabed at a depth of about 120 meters. Fourteen of the 26 people on board have been confirmed dead.

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