• Kyodo


The U.S. Navy plans to lift the Japanese fisheries training vessel that it sunk off Hawaii in February from the ocean floor to a shallow shoal off Honolulu International Airport by late Wednesday or early Thursday.

A navy officer said Tuesday that the move will allow the commencement of the search for the remains of those missing from the accident, in which the Ehime Maru was struck and sunk by the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Greeneville on Feb. 9.

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