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

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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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