HONOLULU (AP) -- Navy divers located a seventh body Wednesday inside the sunken Japanese fishing vessel that was rammed by a U.S. submarine earlier this year.
Divers planned to recover the body from the Ehime Maru later Wednesday night. The remains will be taken to the city medical examiner's office for identification, officials said.
The discovery came on a day when families of five of the nine Japanese men and teen-age boys killed in the collision viewed the remains of their loved ones for the first time.
Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano met Wednesday with Moriyuki Kato, governor of Ehime prefecture in Japan, to discuss building a waterfront memorial to the five men and four boys from Uwajima Fisheries High School. The Ehime Maru was rammed by the USS Greeneville during a rapid surfacing drill on Feb. 9.
Navy officials said as of Wednesday, divers had searched 50 percent of the vessel during 149 dives.
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