Diver training photo opportunity

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
Aug. 29, 2001

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Media are invited to photograph U.S. Navy divers involved in the Ehime Maru recovery operation as they train pier side on Friday, Aug. 31.

Divers will be training from the Crowley 450-10 barge. The barge will serve as a work platform and accommodations barge for divers after Ehime Maru is moved from its present location to the shallow water recovery site. The barge will also be used to transport Ehime Maru from the shallow water recovery site to the deep-water relocation site at the conclusion of the operation.

Media need to meet at the Pearl Harbor Personnel Support Detachment at 9:30 a.m. to be bused to the Crowley 450-10 barge located at the Navy diving complex on Navy Region Hawaii. Media should park in the gravel lot above the paved parking lot at PSD. Please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 if interested in attending. Media will not be allowed to drive to the facility.

For more information, call (808) 471-3769, 474-4178, 286-0585.
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Revised 8/29/01 at 10:45 a.m. (HST)