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A sunken sightseeing boat was pulled up to near the surface of the sea off Hokkaido on Monday, one month after it went down off eastern Hokkaido in rough weather, leaving 14 people dead and 12 others missing.

A barge operated by Nippon Salvage raised the 19-ton Kazu I from the depths of about 120 meters using wire, after, according to the coast guard, three divers went to the sea bottom inside a capsule and worked with the wire in an operation known as deepwater diving.

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