Thursday, June 23, 2011

Volunteer Scuba Divers Retrieve Fishing Equipment, Household Goods In Japan

One more way our sport can come to the rescue in a time of need.

Volunteer divers have been retrieving fishing equipment and household goods that were washed away into the sea here by the tsunami triggered by the March 11 earthquake in an attempt to clean up the area for fishing boats.

At a fishing port in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, and other locations, Hiroshi Sato, 37, a diving guide from the prefectural city of Hanamaki, and other divers from Japan and abroad are collecting tsunami-driven objects from the seabed in response to fishermen's requests and out of their own desire to clean up their beloved ocean.

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