Captain Ed Dickerson and his 30-person crew plus a Navy dive team aboard rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard were assigned to help clear the northern Japanese port of Hachinohe
Within a month of the disaster, nearly 2,000 people participated in more than 40 missions in Japanese communities like Misawa, Hachinohe
Three other ports such as Hachinohe
, Ishinomaki, and Onahamam were severely damaged for trading and shipping for months and might be more.
NOE will receive the Gorgon LNG at 'Hachinohe
LNG Terminal' which is currently under construction in Hachinohe
City, Aomori, Japan (scheduled to start up its operation in April 2015).
In Copenhagen, meanwhile, spokesmen for Maersk were saying that operations "are running as normal with the exception of certain ports like Sendai, Onahama, and Hachinohe
, which suffered severe damage.
The team has uploaded 30 megabyte PDFs of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and the cities of Hachinohe
and Kesennuma to the U.
Exception: Below outports cannot be accepted due to Tsunami strike; Sendai (Miyagi), Hachinohe
, Ofunato, Hitachinaka, Kashima," said MSC JAPAN K.
The biggest port on the north-east coast, Sendai, has been destroyed while three others - Hachinohe
, Ishinomaki and Onahama - were severely damaged.
Moller-Maersk, and which has its UK headquarters in Liverpool, said in a weekly news bulletin that it suspended service to Sendai, Onahama and Hachinohe
But at least six Japanese seaports handling international trade sustained major damage, including Hachinohe
, Sendai, Ishinomaki and Onahama, and will be out of action for some time.
The USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard, and the USS Harpers Ferry and USS Germantown amphibious dock landing ships are off the coast near Hachinohe
on Japan's northeastern coast.
The human skeleton, excavated the Hatanai archaeological site in Hachinohe
, Aomori, is that of a 164-centimeter-tall male aged in his 30s to 40s who is believed to have suffered from leprosy.