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A tour boat that sank off Hokkaido last month arrived at the port of Abashiri on Friday after being raised from the seabed, setting the stage for a full-fledged investigation into the cause of the accident that left 14 people dead and 12 missing.

The 19-ton Kazu I, being transported on a barge, will be brought ashore as early as Sunday after seawater is drained from it, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

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