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International News Archive - March 25, 2012

Fishing Boat Missing Since 2011 Tsunami Found

A large Japanese fishing trawler that was swept away by the devastating tsunami of 2011 has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia in the western part of Canada.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'