Tsunami

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Yesterday the following message reached us via the Inmarsat C satellite system:

LES 203 – MSG 16673 – MetWarn/Fore Urgent Call to Area: 11 – PosOK

NAVAREA XI WARNING
NAVAREA XI 0139
TSUNAMI INFORMATION.
NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
EARTHQUAKE, MAGNITUDE 8.8, OCCURED AT
110546Z MAR IN 38-06N 142-54E, SANRIKU
OFFING. TSUNAMI THREATENED TO OCCUR.
VESSELS COAST AREA REQUESTED TO BE
CAUTION ADVISED.

First of all, our ship was not near the position of the earthquake and we are not affected at all. But the ship sails to Japan regularly so I might have a chance to see the distruction myself later on. I will keep you updated.

Update:

LES 203 – MSG 17156 – MetWarn/Fore Urgent Call to Area: 11 – PosOK

NAVAREA XI WARNING
NAVAREA XI 0217
NORTH PACIFIC, NORTHWESTERN PART.
NUMEROUS VESSELS AND OBJECTS, CONTAINED
CONTAINERS AND WRECKAGE OF HOUSE, ADRIFT