The Sun Daily.my
January 29, 2014

Japan admitted Wednesday that its navy lost a US$5 million unmanned submarine during a survey last year, with a nine-day search of the ocean floor yielding nothing.

The Maritime Self-Defence Force was using the remote-controlled submersible in the Tsugaru strait between Japan’s main island of Honshu and its northern landmass, Hokkaido, in November, a defence ministry official.

“The vehicle was being used to survey the underwater terrain as well as water currents and temperatures,” he told AFP.

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