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photo: Sep. 30, 2001  //  The two anchors retrieved from the Ehime Maru are lifted off the Rockwater 2, a salvage vessel being used for the recovery of the Ehime Maru, and placed onto a truck on the pier.
Sep. 30, 2001  //  The two anchors retrieved from the Ehime Maru are lifted off the Rockwater 2, a salvage vessel being used for the recovery of the Ehime Maru, and placed onto a truck on the pier. The anchor chain links were cut using an underwater hydraulic saw at the end of an arm of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in part of the efforts to recover the remains of nine missing crewmembers presumed still onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer A. Smith.) Click here for Hi-Rez JPG.
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photo: Sep. 20, 2001 //  A steel plate, reinforced with heavy steel cable, is used to lift the stern of Ehime Maru in preparation to place additional lifting plates under the hull of Ehime Maru.
Sep. 20, 2001 //  A steel plate, reinforced with heavy steel cable, is used to lift the stern of Ehime Maru in preparation to place additional lifting plates under the hull of Ehime Maru. This will allow Rockwater 2 to lift the vessel from its current location in 2,000 feet of water and transport it while suspended beneath the ship to an area about 1 mile south of Honolulu International Airport's runway. When it is stabilized in a depth of 115 feet, divers will search all safely-accessible areas to recover missing crewmembers, personal effects and certain characteristic items from the ship. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
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photo: Sep. 21, 2001  //  Rockwater 2 uses a crane to lift the starboard anchor from Ehime Maru.
Sep. 18, 2001  //  Rockwater 2 uses a crane to lift the starboard anchor from Ehime Maru. Once both anchors are removed, a sling will be rigged through the anchor hawse pipes to lift the bow of Ehime Maru. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
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photo: Sep. 14, 2001 //  One of the Rockwater 2 remotely operated vehicles (ROV) uses an underwater hydraulic circular saw to cut Ehime Maru's anchor chain.
Sep. 14, 2001 //  One of the Rockwater 2 remotely operated vehicles (ROV) uses an underwater hydraulic circular saw to cut Ehime Maru's anchor chain. Once both anchor chains are cut, a sling will be rigged through the anchor hawse pipes to lift the bow of Ehime Maru. It is necessary to lift the bow from its current position in order to finish rigging the vessel for transportation to the shallow recovery site. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
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photo: Sep. 14, 2001  //  A hydraulic saw from a remotely operated vehicle 2,000 feet below the surface  makes a cut in one of the anchor chain links from Ehime Maru.
Sep. 14, 2001  //  A hydraulic saw from a remotely operated vehicle 2,000 feet below the surface makes a cut in one of the anchor chain links from Ehime Maru. Once both anchor chains are cut, a sling will be rigged through the anchor hawse pipes and used to lift the bow of Ehime Maru. (Official U.S. Navy photo.)
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