Opportunity to observe diver training

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII -- Media are invited to film and observe U. S. Navy and Japanese divers involved in the Ehime Maru recovery operation as they train pierside Wednesday, Aug. 15. The divers will set up on the pier the same way they will set up on the diving platform they will use once they begin operations with Ehime Maru at the shallow water recovery site.

Media will aslo get a briefing on background from the divers.

U.S. Navy divers and Japanese divers from the U.S. Navy Ship Repair Facility (SRF), Yokosuka, Japan, will begin recovery operations on Ehime Maru after the ship is moved to the shallow water recovery site. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force divers will also participate in the operation.

Media need to meet at the Pearl Harbor PSD at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to be bused to the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One (MDSU-1) facility. Media should park in the gravel lot above the paved parking lot at PSD. Media will not be allowed to drive to the facility.
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