- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
Dive 2,000 feet below Pacific waters to witness one of the most difficult and important salvage operations in maritime history.
- Watch as the ship is raised from 2,000 feet below the surface.
- The complete story of the Ehime Maru disaster.
- Includes an interview with Rear Admiral William Klemm, who oversaw the project.
On February 9, 2001, the commander of the nuclear submarine USS Greeneville ordered a spontaneous surfacing drill to impress a group of on-board civilians. But when the 7,000-ton vessel broke the surface, it collided with the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing trawler carrying high school students on a research trip. The Maru sank quickly, taking nine people with it.
DEATH IN THE PACIFIC traces the aftermath of this tragedy, focusing on the massive effort to recover the bodies of the victims. Host John Chatterton travels to Hawaii to see how the Navy pulled off one of the greatest salvage operations in history. With never-before-seen footage and interviews with high-ranking officials involved in the mission, DEEP SEA DETECTIVES offers a riveting look at how the Maru was recovered the sea floor, 2,000 feet down.