Ecowar looms in the Pacific's pristine waters

2019-03-03 11:17:05

By Peter Hadfield AS DAWN was breaking on 20 November 1944, a one-man Japanese suicide submarine packed with explosives made its way towards an American fuel tanker anchored in a lagoon off the island of Yap near the Philippines. As it drew alongside, the submarine blew itself up, killing 63 of those on board the tanker, sending it and its cargo to the bottom of the lagoon. For years, the USS Mississinewa was just another wreck at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. But that all changed nearly 60 years later, in July 2001, when a typhoon shifted the Mississinewa,