HONOLULU — The families of nine Japanese men and teenage boys who were killed Feb. 9 when a U.S. submarine sank the Ehime Maru visited the area Tuesday where Navy divers are working to recover the victims' remains.
Twenty members of the nine families were taken out to sea on a catamaran to view the recovery area. They stayed for 30 minutes and threw flowers into the ocean.
They ended their visit by waving goodbye to the divers and crew members aboard a giant diving barge.
No additional remains have been recovered since Friday, when the sixth body was located.
Five of the six recovered victims have been identified. They are crew members Hiroshi Nishida, 49, the ship's first engineer; Toshimichi Furuya, 47, the chief engineer; Hirotaka Segawa, 60, the ship's chief radio operator; and students Toshiya Sakashima and Katsuya Nomoto, both 17.
The city medical examiner's office said the sixth set of remains will require more DNA testing to be identified.