Off of which coast did the U.S.S. Greenville, a nuclear-powered submarine, strike a Japanese fishing boat?

1 Answer
May 18, 2018

The collision occurred off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.


The U.S.S. Greeneville was a fast-attack Los Angeles-submarine. In 2001, it struck a Japanese fishing boat called the Ehime Maru while resurfacing. The collision occurred south of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean. #16# people on board the Ehime Maru were killed, including #4# high school students.

In addition to great tragedy, the collision had immense political ramifications. It poses a major foreign policy issue for the Bush administration. It also further threatens the weak military relationship between the United States and Japan. Furthermore, Yoshiro Mori, the prime minister of Japan at the time, was forced to resign after his poor response to the incident.

The Greeneville collision was one of the most important events in the history of relations between Japan and the United States.