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USS Greeneville (SSN 772) incident

Scorpio II finds Ehime Maru

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 17, 2001) -- The Navy found Ehime Maru at 11:29 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 sitting nearly upright in 2,003 feet of water. This was approximately 1,000 yards from the collision site reported by USS Greeneville (SSN 772).

The remotely operated vehicle Scorpio II detected Ehime Maru with its onboard sonar at 11:25 p.m. Then positive identification was confirmed at 11:29 p.m. by reading the stern plate of the vessel as seen through Scorpio II's video cameras.

The Navy is continuing its search operation with Scorpio II to gather additional data on the ship.

Ehime Maru was located at latitude 21-04.95 N, longitude 157-49.58 W.

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