Tour JDS Chihaya and view ship's diving gear

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Media are invited to tour the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Rescue Ship JDS Chihaya on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station.

Divers from Chihaya are preparing to participate in the recovery operation at the Shallow Water Recovery Site (SWRS) where they will assist U.S. Navy divers when Ehime Maru is transported there. Media will have an opportunity to view Chihaya’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV), diving gear and chamber with explanation by divers from Chihaya.

Media need to meet at the Pearl Harbor Personnel Support Detachment at 1:30 p.m. to be bused to the piers where Chihaya is moored. Media should park in the gravel lot above the paved parking lot at PSD. Please RSVP by noon Monday, Sept. 3, to 286-0585 if interested in attending. Media will not be allowed to drive to the pier.
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Revised 8/31/01 at 12:20 p.m. (HST)