Sunday, April 17, 2011

Once prominent, huge vessel lying on the land now

Mr. Motomu Sato (60), Kesennuma City looking up at the vessel washed ashore near port of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture. He dropped by to check on the port wondering how it was.

The vessel on the left is Dairoku Anyoumaru. ” It was a well known and very prominent fishing boat for Pacific saury fishing in Japan. They used to be able to catch fish worth about 300 million yen within 4 months easily. Now it’s lying on the land. It has to be disassembled after all since no crane truck can lift it up.”

He used to engage in deep-sea fishing as well as Pacific saury fishing, and said, “ I’d like to go back on the sea, but I don’t know what to expect.” (Picture taken by Mr. Shihou Tsutabayashi)

Nikkan Sports, April 16, 2011

Translated by Makiko Tajima Asano

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