Posted on February 10, 2002
Victims' families gather at Ehime Maru memorial
Families of the nine Japanese killed a year ago when their fisheries training vessel was rammed by a U.S. submarine stared blankly with reddened eyes during the unveiling yesterday of a monument to their lost loved ones.

Posted on February 8, 2002
Ehime Maru: a year later
In a matter of minutes last Feb. 9, nine lives were lost and bright careers ruined, leaving the Navy with a tragic lesson and a submarine dogged by misfortune.

Posted on February 8, 2002
Back home in Japan, life endures beyond anguish
Closure is not the right word to describe what has changed in a year for survivors of the Ehime Maru. But a feeling has returned to Uwajima that life endures.

Posted on February 8, 2002
Greeneville incident alumni
Eight Navy men were involved in last year's Court of Inquiry that sought to determine how the submarine USS Greeneville collided Feb. 9. 2001 with the Ehime Maru, killing nine people aboard the Japanese training vessel.

Posted on November 26, 2001
Ehime Maru makes final voyage to permanent site off Kalaeloa
The Navy successfully moved the sunken Ehime Maru out of the shallow water off Honolulu Airport’s reef runway and dropped it to its final home, a spot 12 miles off Kalaeloa in water 6,000 feet deep.

Posted on November 25, 2001
Ehime Maru brought to final resting place
Suspended beneath a Crowley Maritime barge, the Ehime Maru slowly traversed 21 nautical miles yesterday and this morning before it was to be released to what will surely be its last resting place, 12 miles off Kalaeloa Point and 1,000 fathoms below the surface.

Posted on November 16, 2001
Navy prepares to move Ehime Maru to final spot
The Navy's search for the ninth victim of the Ehime Maru tragedy officially ended yesterday, and preparations start tomorrow to move the ship to its final resting place.

Posted on November 8, 2001
Navy ends Ehime Maru recovery operations
After diving for 21 days, the Navy said it has ended its historic attempt to recover the remains of all nine men and boys who died aboard the Ehime Maru.
Ehime Maru memorial gets preliminary approval

Posted on November 7, 2001
Kaka'ako may get Ehime memorial
A Japanese delegation has picked a spot in Kaka'ako Waterfront Park for a possible Ehime Maru memorial that could incorporate an anchor from the sunken fisheries training vessel.

Posted on October 30, 2001
Divers search for 9th Ehime Maru victim
The 20 percent of the sunken Ehime Maru that divers have left to search will answer Tatsuyoshi Mizuguchi's questions about whether his son's remains will ever be found.

Posted on October 28, 2001
Recovery of teen's body was a surprise
Although most everything indicated that the body of Yusuke Terata would not be found in the wreckage of the Ehime Maru, the body recovered by divers on Friday was identified yesterday by medical examiners as that of Terata.

Posted on October 27, 2001
Five families hold funeral rites for Ehime Maru victims
After eight months and a $60 million recovery effort, bodies have been found for all but one of the victims of the submarine crash that killed nine aboard the Ehime Maru.

Posted on October 26, 2001
Five Ehime Maru victims honored at service
Families of Ehime Maru victims received the welcome of Hawai'i's Buddhist community yesterday during cremation services for five victims of the Feb. 9 accident.

Posted on October 25, 2001
Funeral services to begin for Ehime Maru victims
Funeral services that have been on hold for eight months will begin today as families of Ehime Maru victims begin to cremate their dead.

Posted on October 24, 2001
Families visit new site of Ehime Maru
Nine Japanese families stood at the bow of a catamaran yesterday and stared into the ocean that had been the grave of their loved ones.

Posted on October 23, 2001
Danger grows with depth of dives into Ehime Maru
One week and more than 120 dives into this segment of the Navy's $60 million Ehime Maru recovery effort, divers have searched almost half the ship and recovered six of the nine victims' bodies.

Posted on October 22, 2001
Recovery of Ehime Maru tests Navy skill
In its attempts to describe just how difficult it would be to rig and lift the Ehime Maru from a depth of 2,000 feet, the Navy did its best to draw a land-based picture of the deep-sea recovery it was undertaking nine miles south of Diamond Head.

Posted on October 21, 2001
Ehime Maru crewman identified
Ehime Maru crewman Hiroshi Nishida was identified yesterday as one of two bodies divers recovered from the sunken ship Friday.

Posted on October 19, 2001
Second body identified, two more recovered from Ehime Maru
Katsuya Nomoto was the second body identified this week in the Navy's $60 million recovery effort of the Japanese ship that sank eight months ago. Nine people died when the Navy submarine USS Greeneville slammed into the Ehime Maru's hull.

Posted on October 18, 2001
Ehime Maru yields two more bodies
Navy divers found two more bodies yesterday inside the sunken Ehime Maru, bringing the total to three found since the wreckage was towed to shallow water.

Posted on October 17, 2001
Navy divers recover body from Ehime Maru wreck
Navy divers yesterday recovered the first body of a victim from the sunken Ehime Maru. The discovery, made within 24 hours of the first dives since the Japanese fishing vessel was towed to shallower water, is the biggest breakthrough in the Navy's $60 million mission to find remains of nine people who died in the accident with the USS Greeneville eight months ago.

Posted on October 15, 2001
Ehime Maru move complete
After months of painstaking effort, some of which at first appeared to be in vain, the Navy successfully moved the Ehime Maru out of water deep enough to crush human divers, across 14 nautical miles of ocean, up a steep underwater slope and into a new resting place where Japanese and American divers can explore it.

Posted on October 10, 2001
Moving of Ehime Maru could begin tonight
The Navy said the historic task of winching the 830-ton ship from 2,000 feet and moving it to shallower water could begin tonight.

Posted on September 18, 2001
Navy targeting early October for Ehime Maru move
The Navy is now aiming for early October to move the Japanese training vessel Ehime Maru to shallow waters, a spokesman said yesterday.

Posted on September 16, 2001
Submarine's ex-skipper won't take trip to Japan
The former commander of the U.S. submarine that rammed and sank a Japanese fisheries training ship will not visit Japan before he retires on Sept. 30, according to the Navy.

Posted on September 10, 2001
Tanaka lauds Ehime Maru recovery effort
Japanese Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka met briefly with both U.S. Navy and Japan's Sea Self-Defense Forces divers at Pearl Harbor yesterday during a whirlwind Hawai'i stopover en route to Tokyo. She said she was impressed with the efforts to recover the Ehime Maru.

Posted on September 6, 2001
Navy remains confident it can raise Ehime Maru
Despite four serious setbacks in two weeks, Navy officials at Pearl Harbor are standing by their pledge to raise the Ehime Maru.

Posted on September 5, 2001
Ehime Maru salvage continues
Underwater salvage experts have established one thing for certain: they can lift the stern of the Ehime Maru.

Posted on September 4, 2001
Salvage ship lifts Ehime Maru again
Navy and civilian salvage experts early yesterday morning again lifted the stern of the Ehime Maru off the ocean floor to adjust cables needed to move the sunken ship to shallow water.

Posted on September 3, 2001
Ehime Maru victims' kin count down days to move
Nine miles south of Diamond Head, Navy and civilian salvage experts are on the verge of moving the 830-ton Ehime Maru to shallow water, where divers can enter the ship and search for remains.

Posted on August 16, 2001
Navy divers rehearsing tricky salvage mission
Out on the mouth of Pearl Harbor, far from piers lined with Navy ships, teams of salvage divers are earnestly rehearsing for the grim task of recovering bodies from the Ehime Maru.

Posted on August 3, 2001
Ehime Maru salvage begins next week
Navy officials are predicting they have an 80 percent chance of successfully moving the Ehime Maru to shallow water later this month.

Uwajima mourners spared 'Pearl Harbor' screenings
Disney's romanticized war movie, "Pearl Harbor," is banned from this harbor town 430 miles southwest of Tokyo. That's because emotions are still raw six months after a U.S. Navy submarine from Pearl Harbor collided with a Japanese fisheries training ship nine miles off O'ahu.

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