Many Japanese, including government officials, were concerned over news that civilians were present in Greeneville<nowiki>'</nowiki>s control room at the time of the accident. Some expressed anger because of a perception that the submarine did not try to assist Ehime Maru survivors and that the submarine's captain, Commander Scott Waddle, did not apologize immediately afterwards. The Navy conducted a public court of inquiry, placed blame on Waddle and other members of Greenevilles crew, and dealt non-judicial punishment or administrative disciplinary action to the captain and some crew members.
In response to requests from the families of Ehime Maru victims and the government of Japan, the USN raised Ehime Maru from the ocean floor in October 2001 and moved it to shallow water near Oahu. Once there, Navy and Japanese divers located and retrieved... Read More