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Ehime Maru successfully moved to final relocation site

The Ehime Maru recovery effort successfully concluded Nov. 24 as the ship settled into its final resting site in more than 6,000 feet of water.
> press release

Navy begins final Ehime Maru relocation

Ehime Maru began its journey to the final relocation site more than 12 nautical miles south of Barbers Point Nov. 24.
> press release
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photo: Nov. 25, 2001 // During the final ceremony of the Ehime Maru aboard JDS Chihaya, representatives from three of the crewmembers' families threw flowers into the water to honor their loved ones.
Nov. 25, 2001 // During the final ceremony of the Ehime Maru aboard JDS Chihaya, representatives from three of the crewmembers' families threw flowers into the water to honor their loved ones.
(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith W. DeVinney.)
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:: MEDIA EVENTS ::
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:: PAST NEWS ::
> Divers repair spreader assembly (Oct. 31)
> Divers pause to repair spreader assembly (Oct. 30)
> Divers locate, recover eight set of remains (Oct. 25)
> Divers recover seventh set of remains (Oct. 24)
> Families review recovery operations (Oct. 23)
> Divers locate, recover sixth set of remains (Oct. 19)
> Divers locate, recover fifth set of remains (Oct. 19)
> Divers bring third, fourth sets of remains to surface (Oct. 18)
> Divers locate fourth remains, recover third (Oct. 18)
> Divers locate, recover additional remains (Oct. 17)
> Divers find, recover remains (Oct. 16)
> Navy divers enter water, begin intial survey (Oct. 15)
> Rockwater 2 sets Ehime Maru down in shallow water (Oct. 14)
> Rockwater 2 lifts Ehime Maru (Oct. 12)
> Rockwater 2 returns to reconfigure lifting frame assembly (Oct. 7)
> Initial lift successful (Oct. 5)
> Initial lift begins (Oct. 5)
> Chihaya's mission in recovery operation expanded (Oct. 1)
> Rockwater 2 returns to load lifting frame assembly (Sept. 29)
> Alternate bow rigging (Sept. 26)
> Anchors in storage on vessel's deck (Sept. 25)
> Updated cost estimate (Sept. 22)
> Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit recovery effort (Sept. 7)
> Rockwater 2 returns to port (Sept. 5)
> Rockwater 2 returns to load stern lift strap (Sept. 1)
> Safety zone reminder (Aug. 31)
> Stern lift update (Aug. 31)
> Tour JDS Chihaya and view ship's diving gear (Aug. 31)
> Rigging adjustment (Aug. 30)
> Stern lift of Ehime Maru successful (Aug. 30)
> Diver training photo oppportunity (Aug. 28)
> Pre-diving training aboard JDS Chihaya (Aug. 27)
> Recovery operation update presentation slides (Aug. 22)
> Recovery operation update (Aug. 22)
> Barge to support recovery operation arrives (Aug. 20)
> JMSDF submarine rescue ship arrives (Aug. 20)
> Meteorology, oceanography press conference (Aug. 15)
Opportunity to observe diver training (Aug. 14)
> Japanese experts to assist in Ehime Maru recovery (Aug. 1)
> Recovery operation press conference (July 26)
> Mast removal begins today (July 20)
> Navy officials tour Ehime Maru sister ship (June 29)
> Ocean Hercules to arrive (July 11)
> Environmental Assessment update (May 11)
Environmental Assessment update (May 4)
Environmental assessment progressing (April 5)
> Ehime Maru salvage feasibility study update (March 12)
> Japanese salvage experts view U.S. Navy survey operations (Feb. 26)
> Salvage decision to be based on technical feasibility (Feb. 19)
Scorpio II finds Ehime Maru (Feb. 16)
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