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"I want to express my apologies to those involved in the incident, their families and the government of Japan."

U.S. Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the U. S. Pacific Fleet

"I hoped others were still in the ocean. We looked for people hard, But I couldn't rescue anyone."

Hisao Onishi, captain of the Ehime Maru

Apology and anguish
Sub hit Ehime Maru during 'emergency surfacing drill'

Family members of those missing from the Ehime Maru are met at the Honolulu International Airport today by Japanese and American officials, including, from left to right, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Donald Kirkland, deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Pacific Fleet., Air Force Lt. General Thomas Case, and, bowing, Japan's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoshitaka Sakurada.
Deborah Booker • The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:11 p.m., February, 11, 2001
NTSB recommended better sonar use after previous submarine collision
Federal investigators are examining the details of a fatal 1989 submarine accident that bears some resemblence to Friday’s collision between the USS Greeneville and a Japanese training vessel that left nine people missing, the National Transportation Safety Board said tonight.

Updated at 5:11 p.m., February, 11, 2001
Family members arrive to await outcome of search
Families of Japanese fishermen and students whose ship was sunk by a U.S. submarine arrived in Hawai'i today to anxiously await the outcome of a search for their missing loved ones and to ask the Navy why the collision happened.

Posted at 10:45 p.m., February 11, 2001
Coast Guard promises to keep searching until hope runs out
After covering 5,000 square miles of ocean off O'ahu in three days, the Coast Guard told worried families today it will continue to search for nine persons missing off the Ehime Maru until they are found or there is no hope that any of them are alive.

Updated at 6:05 p.m., February, 11, 2001
Defense secretary to investigate submarine training
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today that an investigation into the U.S. Navy submarine collision with a Japanese training vessel will include an examination of whether the Navy should conduct future submarine training further away from shore.

Posted at 7:50 p.m., February 11, 2001
Four young mariners among the missing
Yoshiya Sakashima, Yusuke Terata, Takeshi Mizuguchi and Katsuya Nomoto were learning to fish on the open ocean. Now the four boys — each of them 17 years old — have become the youngest of nine people missing at sea since Friday.

Previous story: Search for 9 from vessel continues
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Adm. Thomas Fargo made a statement to reporters at Pearl Harbor yesterday concerning the sinking of the Ehime Maru.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

There was grief and anger at Uwajima Fisheries High School today as relatives of the Ehime Maru crew prepared to board buses for Kansai airport and a flight to Honolulu.

Ehime Shimbun photo

Ietaka Horita, left, principal of the Uwajima Fisheries High School, and Hisao Onishi, captain of the Ehime Maru, bow to journalists at the start of their news conference.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Crew had to stay put, Navy says
When the Ehime Maru slipped beneath the waves 10 minutes after colliding with the USS Greeneville Friday afternoon, the nuclear submarine, with more than 100 personnel aboard, did not send a single sailor overboard to rescue survivors.

Anger engulfs village by the sea in Japan
In a Japanese village where people gaze out to a seemingly endless sea, one town focused its anger yesterday on a faraway spot in the Pacific they saw on television screens — where their sons disappeared.

Tragedy unites seaman, principal
The ship captain and the school principal, two men of contrasting style, sat shoulder to shoulder last night at a small table in a hopelessly crowded room and broke down in the emotional backwash that overcame them as they talked of the loss of nine of their charges.

Sub's skipper quickly reassigned
It took the Navy less than 24 hours to remove the captain of the USS Greeneville from his sub following Friday's collision.

Federal investigative team arrives
It will be up to a team of five investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to determine why the Greeneville collided with a Japanese training vessel causing the smaller ship to sink within minutes.

Powell expresses regrets to Japan
Secretary of State Colin Powell called the Japanese foreign minister yesterday morning to express regret on behalf of the Bush administration for Friday's deadly collision at sea between a U.S. submarine and a Japanese training vessel.

U.S.-Japan relations expected to survive fallout from tragedy
Local Asia Pacific experts said the collision of the USS Greeneville with a Japanese training vessel is unlikely to harm the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Japan.

Vessel sank in high-use sub zone
The Ehime Maru sank in a well-traveled area and most likely settled on the ocean floor not far from where it went down, according to local oceanographers.

UH athletics outspends revenues
The University of Hawai'i's perennially successful women's volleyball team and the school's major attraction, its football team, have fallen a combined $353,000 short of what the programs were projected to earn, records show.

Abercrombie top spender among federal candidates
Honolulu drivers register online
Swordfish longlining proposed
Mililani schools 'maxed out'

Baldwin best in soccer
Playing under the weight of a yellow card, Nicole Garbin scored two goals in the second half last night to lead Baldwin High to a 2-0 victory over Mililani for its second straight Meadow Gold Girls State Soccer championship at Aloha Stadium.

UH baseball team beats Louisville to end 3-game slide
UH men's volleyball team makes quick work of Matadors
Kane takes route 66 on way to Takefuji title
Anchorage rebounds, beats HPU

Lanakila Senior Citizen Center buzzes with life
At the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Citizen Center, people give as much as they get. Every day at Lanakila, senior citizens come. They play. They learn. And they serve, giving back to their peers as volunteers.

Outpouring of aloha overwhelms paralyzed girl, family
Certain level of romance, intimacy key to long relationship

Revitalizing Waikiki business
Business leaders in Waikiki want their fledgling BID - Hawai'i's first, which officially launches March 1 — to rejuvenate what visitor industry officials have long complained is a tired destination losing marketshare.

Visitor shopping up 10 percent in 2000
IRS provides many ways to pay up

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