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Tsunami warning: Long Beach live-aboards wait for arrival

March 11, 2011 |  8:34 am

At Shoreline Marina in Long Beach, live-aboards emerged from their boats in advance of a local tsunami warning in the wake of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan.

Myron Terry, 39, an electrician from Cocoa Beach, Fla. staying on his friend's 30-foot sailboat Blue Moon while on vacation, heard news of the warning soon after waking up and was keeping a safe distance from the marina's waters, which remained calm as of 8:25 a.m.

"We're kind of waiting to see what happens," he said from a nearby parking lot, not far from the docked  cruise ship Carnival Paradise and the Queen Mary. "If that cruise ship still has its gangway attached I think we'll be all right."

-- Tony Barboza in Long Beach