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Coast guard officials on Saturday began investigating a salvaged tour boat that was involved in a deadly accident off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido last month.

At around 12 p.m., about a dozen coast guard personnel entered the salvaged tour boat placed on the multipurpose work vessel Kaishin, which arrived at the port of Abashiri on Friday afternoon. Seiichi Katsurada, president of the tour boat operator, is believed to have attended.

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