On March 20, Canada's transport department spotted what it said was an empty Japanese fishing vessel 150 nautical miles south of the Queen Charlotte Islands, adjacent to the main coast of British Columbia.
It's collateral damage from the tsunami.
It's also classic ghost story site: abandoned (seemingly), linked with the memory of great power, decayed, socially marginal.
The ship has been declared a hazard to shipping, but Canada has not said what - if anything - it will do with it...
More: this ghost ship is the leading edge of a wave of trans-Pacific junk, born by wind and tide from Japan's disaster onto North America's western coast.