Floating pier comes ashore in Washington — If experts don’t get to it today, next chance is early January (VIDEO)

Published: December 21st, 2012 at 7:56 am ET
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Title: Experts fail to reach tsunami dock
Source: The Associated Press
Author: Doug Esser
Date: December 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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Before being turned back by a swollen stream and rough seas, tsunami-debris experts nearly reached a remote Olympic Peninsula beach to inspect a dock — likely from Japan — that has washed ashore. [...]

It was spotted Tuesday by the Coast Guard on the Olympic Peninsula. Tsunami-debris experts didn’t try to reach it by ground until Thursday because of stormy weather and treacherous terrain, said David Workman, spokesman for the state Marine Debris Task Force. [...]

If weather permits, the crew plans to try again to reach the dock on Friday, he said.

“Friday is considered the ‘last best shot’ to reach the dock during the current tide series,” he wrote. “The next opportunity would come in early January — weather permitting.” [...]

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Published: December 21st, 2012 at 7:56 am ET
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