Supplemental Money Needed for Ehime Maru Operations

By Thomas Duffy / June 4, 2001 at 5:00 AM
If Congress approves a $6.1 billion defense supplemental appropriations request President Bush submitted last Friday (June 1), the Navy will have the $36 million it needs to begin the job of recovering the bodies of 17 Japanese civilians who were killed when the Navy nuclear attack submarine Greeneville struck the 180-foot Japanese fishing trawler Ehime Maru off Hawaii on Feb. 9. Once the bodies are recovered, the Navy will move the Ehime Maru to deep water and scuttle it. Jon...

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