Pre-diving training aboard JDS Chihaya


U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs


PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Submarine Rescue Ship JDS Chihaya will commence diver training in the vicinity of the Shallow Water Recovery Site (SWRS) off of the Honolulu International Airport’s Reef Runway, Monday, Aug. 27.

The objective of this training is to familiarize the JMSDF divers with local Hawaiian diving conditions that are expected to be encountered at the Ehime Maru shallow water site, such as current, water temperature, bottom conditions and underwater visibility. Additional testing of JDS Chihaya’s Remotely Operated Vehicle will also be conducted.

JDS Chihaya's Commanding Officer, Capt. Kuramoto, has underscored the importance of safety for the JMSDF role in Ehime Maru recovery operations. This training will ensure safety remains the highest priority during this operation.
This is an official U.S. Navy web site.
Please read this privacy and security notice before entering this site.
Designed and maintained by the Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Office.
Send recommendations and comments to the Fleet Webmaster.
If commenting about a specific page, please include the page title in your correspondence.
Revised 8/24/01 at 11:03 a.m. (HST)