Boat likely washed away in 2011 tsunami washes up on Oahu beach; bins found on other islands

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HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say debris found last week on state beaches likely is from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( reports a Department of Land and Natural Resources maintenance crew Thursday removed a skiff from Oahu's Alan Davis Beach.

The 20-foot skiff carried Japanese characters and vessel registration numbers. It was spotted earlier in the week between Sandy Beach Park and the Makapuu Lighthouse trail.

The boat is the seventh reported since February

Two large blue plastic bins with identification marks from Japan also washed up last week.

One was found on Hawaii Island's Kamilo Beach on Hawaii island.

The second bin was found at Larsen's Beach on Kauai.

The 2011 tsunami was generated by a magnitude 9 earthquake. It left more than 18,000 people dead or missing.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

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