Continuing, updated coverage of the collision of the USS Greeneville and the Japanese training vessel Ehime Maru
|An underwater image of the Ehime Maru was captured today on video by a remote-operated submersible. Family members of the nine men and boys missing after the Japanese training vessel was hit and sunk by the USS Greeneville on Feb. 9 viewed the video tonight. The Ehime Maru sits at a depth of about 2,000 feet roughly nine miles off Diamond Head.
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Updated at 4:52 p.m., Feb. 17, 2001
Navy calls for top-level inquiry into sub commander; civilian names released
The captain of the USS Greeneville, its executive officer and officer of the deck will go before a Court of Inquiry on Thursday at Pearl Harbor and face the Navys highest form of investigation, Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the Pacific Fleet, said this afternoon. The Navy also disclosed the names of the 16 civilians who were aboard the USS Greeneville when it collided with the Japanese training vessel, the Ehime Maru.
Updated at 11:53 a.m., Feb. 17, 2001
No bodies detected yet in Ehime Maru wreckage
The Navy's deep sea robot found the sunken Ehime Maru late Friday, but no bodies of the nine crewmen and students missing since their boat was struck by a nuclear submarine Feb. 9 have yet been detected, a Navy spokesman said this morning.
Greeneville heard other ships before accident
The fast-attack submarine USS Greeneville had "at least some sonar contacts" with surface vessels before it rose and slammed into a Japanese fishing vessel, NTSB investigators confirmed.
Graphic: Searching for the Ehime Maru
Relatives of those missing want sunken vessel raised
Wiping away tears and struggling with anger and frustration, relatives of the nine missing people pleaded with officials to continue the search and to raise the sunken fishing vessel.
Video of victims' families news conference
NTSB investigators use publicity to force changes
For the National Transportation Safety Board, the spotlight of publicity is the only real power it has to force changes meant to prevent accidents.
Japanese town leaders demand U.S. apology
Officials in Uwajima, Japan, today demanded a direct apology from the U.S. military and support for the victims of the sinking of a fishing boat owned by a local high school.
U.S.-Japan alliance not threatened, says official
The U.S. ambassador to Japan said yesterday that the military alliance between Washington and Tokyo would survive the furor over the sinking of the Ehime Maru by a U.S. submarine.
Kaua'i Visitors Bureau makes, accepts donations for families
The Kaua'i Visitors Bureau and the office of Mayor Maryanne Kusaka have each donated $1,000 to the families of victims in the sinking of the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru.
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